As election day fast approaches, many in the information and public access
world feel that many issues and concerns have not been touched upon by any
of the mainline parties. Re. below, I thought this might be of interest to
Please exercise your democratic right to vote on the 28th.
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(Includes link to full Toronto Star article)
Surprising answers emerge from surveys
With much at stake, there's little debate
In recent weeks several groups have tried to capture the attention of
the national parties and local candidates by posing questions on
technology law policy and posting the responses online. The Canadian
Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University
of Ottawa, online at http://www.cippic.ca, distributed a questionnaire
to each national party covering key copyright policies issues
including positions on music file sharing and Internet service
provider liability as well as on spam, the use of open source
software, and national ID cards (in the interests of full disclosure
it should be noted that I am a faculty adviser to CIPPIC).
Similarly, Digital-Copyright Canada, a user and creator group, posed
similar copyright questions ( http://www.digital-copyright.ca ) to
each local candidate across the country, while the Canadian Teachers'
Federation asked each party for their views on copyright issues of
concern to the education community.
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Leo J. Deveau M.Ed., MLIS
9 Chestnut Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia