Michael Geist is stepping up and asking the tough questions on copyright. Since Jim Prentice is unwilling to be interviewed by the CBC before the Canadian DMCA bill is introduced, Michael has crafted his own questions he wants to put to the minister.
Snippet from Michael’s blog:
7. The Conservative Party of Canada pledged to “eliminate the levy on blank recording materials” in its 2005 policy declaration. Why has that pledge been abandoned? Similarly, the 2005 policy declaration stated that “the Conservative Party believes that reasonable access to copyright works is a critical necessity for learning and teaching for Canadian students and teachers, and that access to copyrighted materials enriches life long learning and is an essential component of an innovative economy.” Why has the party abandoned this position with copyright reform that will make it more difficult for teachers and students to access copyright materials?