[kwlug-disc] pity the copyright lobbyists

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Apr 13 18:59:39 EDT 2011


Russell McOrmond wrote, On 04/13/2011 1:32 PM:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM, Chris Bruner <cbruner at quadro.net> wrote:
>> Apparently the NDP's position it to increase the copyright tax to include
>> mp3 players.
> 
>   Not the simplest policy to discuss, given the Conservatives have
> been misleading people on it for a long time.  Details are at:
> http://creform.ca/5313
> 
> The short form is that this is not a new policy, but proposed changes
> to an existing part of the Canadian Copyright act. The Conservatives
> supported the status-quo in Bill C-32, the Liberals proposed replacing
> it, the Bloc supported expanding it, and the NDP supported finally
> having the necessary conversation to do something.
> 
>   Bill C-32 would have had the effect of a massive increase of the
> price of blank audio recording media such as CD's.

Truth is stranger than fiction?



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