Canadians Are Invited to Participate in Digital Economy ConsultationAdded: Thursday, May 13th, 2010
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The government of Canada is launching another consultation on the issue of the country’s Digital Economy. The government is now willing to know how to manage Canada’s digital economy, as the Internet world is so huge. That’s what the website taking submissions was launched for, containing several vital topics related to overcoming the online underinvestment and protecting the Internet market.
All the topics have many questions that the users are invited to answer. Many means very many, as they all form a 40-page document! However, the user’s submission should contain 250 to 500 words summary and maximum 5000 words (approximately 10 pages) submission. The short works are requested to be uploaded in text format only (cut&paste), while the submissions themselves are allowed to be presented either in text format or as a document of .doc, .rtf or .docx formats. Everyone is kindly requested to carefully read all the guidelines and terms to make sure their submissions meet all the requirements.
The only rule that isn’t quite clear says that similar submissions can’t be posted in the same section or category of the site, but doesn’t specify what it means – form letters or the same user sending duplicate submissions. Let’s hope that is the latter.
Well, the first thing which is clear in all this affair is that the consultation is too large in reading material. You can imagine how few people will be willing to read such a large document prior to acting. And even after doing that not all of those will probably manage to squeeze so many answers in a requested amount of space, which is 4 times less than the questions themselves. The only advice one could get is to lump alike questions into one or answer not all of them. As for the requested summary, this should better be done at the end, after you have already written down all your thoughts.
Of course, before spending a huge piece of your own time on this activity, you would be interested to know if your voice will ever be heard or you’ll just waste your time. Well, some of you may stick to the opinion that this won’t change anything, as the government has already decided what to do next. However, there’s a simple reason to submit your thoughts – that will take away any political edge. If all the citizens will keep silence, the government might come to a conclusion that the community wants to end the network neutrality. Despite that’s exactly they are intended to do now, the numerous submissions defending the online neutrality will deprive them of the right to make that assertion.
That’s why every one of you is invited to participate. Take your time, but keep in mind that the deadline is July 9.
May 13th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
|Thanx SaM, nice article - place to be its ET!|
|posted by (2010-05-13 18:04:02)|
|Thanks SaM. If I start right now, I might be able to make the July 9th deadline.||
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