Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore delivered a keynote address at a conference sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce's IP Council today and according to a media report warned against "radical extremists" seeking to oppose Bill C-32.
When Moore claims that critics of C-32 are radical extremists, who is he speaking of? Who has criticized parts of the bill or called for reforms? A short list of those critical of the digital lock provisions in C-32 would include:
- Federal Liberals, opposition
- New Democratic Party, opposition
- Bloc, opposition
- Green Party of Canada
- Canadian Consumer Initiative
- Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
- Canadian Association of University Teachers
- Canadian Federation of Students
- Canadian Library Association
- Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright
- Retail Council of Canada
- Canadian Bookseller Association
- Documentary Organization of Canada
All opposition parties, consumers, universities, teachers, students, business, and many creator groups are all seeking changes to C-32. Does James Moore really believe that they are all radical extremists?