[kwlug-disc] Kitchener-Waterloo Debates and C-32 - Braid defends C-32 and digital locks

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 21 16:09:52 EDT 2011

----- Original Message ----
From: Russell McOrmond <russellmcormond at gmail.com>
>  While Peter Braid is no Sam Bulte, the fact that he got so confused
>in the debate about what the issue was with anti-interoperability
locks on content is telling.

I didn't see him confused, just stating the party line that "They are protecting 
the intellectual property of the creator".

He does not need to go into all the details of how that affects the rights of 
the consumer or the culture in general. That wouldn't make a good sound bite.

The issue with the "Playbook tax" is that people are attempting to speak on 
behalf of RIM, on both sides of the debate. If RIM hasn't made their position 
clear, then people shouldn't use them as an example.

RIM made their position clear on the Nortel issue, so it can clearly be used as 
an example there.

 Raul Suarez

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