Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Gathering Storm

See today's Globe and Mail:

Ottawa accused of caving in to Hollywood on copyright

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — The Conservative government hasn't even released its proposed copyright reform legislation, but already a showdown is brewing between media producers demanding protection from tech-savvy pirates and the grassroots efforts of thousands of Canadians who believe the bill will be unjustifiably restrictive.

As a result, what was once a low-key issue in Ottawa is morphing into a potential political storm.

(emphasis added).

PS - in one day on a very busy weekend, there are almost 200 spontaneous comments posted on the Globe and Mail website to the above article. Many of them are quite perceptive. Since registration is required to comment, one can assume that this is but the small tip of a big iceberg.


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