Monthly Archives: December 2007

Canadian DMCA "placed on paper"

The Canadian DMCA has been placed on paper as expected, please consider writing your MP and visiting Prentice's open house if you can.

"Fair Copyright for Canada" on Facebook

Michael Geist has launched a Facebook "campaign" called Fair Copyright Canada aimed at informing the average joe about the up and coming Canadian copyright "reform". He focuses on helping people contact their member of parliament and inform friends and family about the downsides of the new copyright reform legislation in the works.

I believe that this is an important issue and one that needs looking into, there should be a balance between copyright holders rights and the citizens rights (eg. bypassing DRM for backups, format shifting and time shifting.)

In other news, it appears that Vancouver wants to ban smoking Hookah houses. What exactly is the point of this? People go to these places to smoke tobacco, if you are a non-smoker there is no reason for you to go there.