Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Copyright and Canadian Politics 2007

Kady O'Malley has a rousing and provocative leading piece on copyright and Canadian politics in quoting BoingBoing's famous author/blogger/co-founder Cory Doctorow and myself and referring to Michael Geist's work.

The catchline says it all:

The copyright lobby that claimed credit for taking down a Liberal MP sets its sights on the Heritage Minister

She reminds readers of the story of Sam Bulte's defeat and suggests that there are lessons to be learned for those in power today.

Ms. O'Malley has just moved on from the influential but niche circulation Hill Times, where she did great work for years on copyright and the Ottawa lobbying machine behind it.

She will now have a much larger audience. She also does a lot of TV work.

And speaking of large audiences, Cory Doctorow has over 2,000,000 unique readers each month and he is all over the copyright issue. Many of his readers are bloggers themselves.

Here's Cory's take on the current copyright situation in Canada.


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