Montreal's technology and creative communities are mobilizing against a new federal bill to restrict creators' and consumers' rights to use digital media.
On June 12th, 2008, Industry Minister Jim Prentice will introduce the amendment to the Canadian copyright act, commonly called "the Canadian DMCA". The bill was crafted under pressure from American media cartels, and it's expected to have a chilling effect on free expression and free speech in this country. It will restrict Canadians from freely using their computers and other devices to save, store, and play their legally-purchased media.
The Montreal Chapter of Fair Copyright for Canada is holding an emergency action meeting to respond to the new bill. We'll have information for citizens to learn more about the Canadian DMCA, and materials for writing and sending letters to MPs asking them to oppose the bill.
Come meet others in the Montreal area who want a balanced, fair copyright system that works for all Canadians.
Added by evanp on June 11, 2008