Canadian DMCA Minister vs. Twitter UsersAdded: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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James Moore, taking part in the DMCA (which is what the Canadian copyright reform process called now), seemed to have a testy discussion with one critic on Twitter this weekend, with screen capturing.
There was some information recently that a Canadian DMCA is supposed to be tabled within weeks. Of course, the government soon started getting frustrated by the great amount of criticism they faced after trying to calm down public by saying that they need to discuss the DMCA after the latter is tabled. This tactic is known as one being used previously – and it ended up with the negative result: when the previous DMCA was tabled, the people were told it was already too late to debate it, so it had be passed as is.
That’s why tensions began to boil over on Twitter over this weekend, with a user named ACC3SS coming out of the shade now. He apparently joked, saying that if James Moore spent the same time on a fair bill as on the talks about UFC, ACC3SS would have absolutely nothing to worry about.
Probably it would have remained just one of the many comments in the mounting opposition, now forming against the DMCA, had Moore not replied. However, he did, and his reply was, “if people read bills before passing judgment on them, we would live in a better world. You have no idea…”
ACC3SS took a screen capture for proving it and said after the incident that it seemed like Moore took offense to his last tweet, adding: “I hate to break it to you, James, but you won’t be getting a free ride on this Bill.”
Actually the opposition has quite sound complaints: while there are so many ways to handle the Bill, the government decides to choose the way which is certainly not one of them. At least, the government could just have let the public know what to expect, for example by dropping such hints as “expanded fair dealing provisions” or “the concerns over digital locks”. But Canadians didn’t get any of those. All they got was like “Just wait for the Bill passed”. Alongside with such statement some leaked reports reveal that the Bill will be just as bad as what Canadians have feared, or maybe even worse. It’s still not clear enough why the government doesn’t try to find reasonable ways to get rid of these criticisms. Instead, they act like they hide something, which is what? An actual Canadian DMCA, probably?
May 11th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
|there only lining up for war, and i hope they got there helmets.|
|posted by (2010-05-12 18:19:37)|
|This is the same Ottawa that lets the US set up the DEA in Vancouver, what do you think?||
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