Monday, December 24, 2007

Jeremy de Beer on Copyright Commission...

Jeremy de Beer also favours a copyright commission.

He says:
There's been a lot of buzz lately about the possibility of an official public inquiry, whether in the context of a Royal Commission, Parliamentary Committee or other formal process. Howard Knopf has been making this plea for years, and I think he's bang with his suggestion and the reasons for it. To me, the only real questions are how quickly an inquiry could be organized, and when it ought to take place. Should the inquiry precede a bill or should draft legislation be used as a basis for discussion? Frankly, I think either option would be pretty good, and both are better than the closed-door process that's taken place so far. A public inquiry of any sort at any time could provide a framework for consideration of the grassroots concerns we've seen articulated informally in the past few weeks via facebook and in the mainstream media.
This is the first of several interesting New Year's resolutions that Jeremy will outline over the next few days. Watch for them....


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