I think the goal of the consultation is to receive submission about how the public would like the law shaped, not necessarily petitions to compel said changes.

2009/7/22 Jeffery Nichols <arctic.gnome@gmail.com>
I think we should avoid making overt political statements under WMC's name, but if you write a statement in WMC's space on Meta and advertise it to this mailing list and Wikipedia's Canadian notice board, I bet you could get a lot of signatures on it before sending it in, including my own.
-Jeffery Nichols (Arctic.gnome)

On 22-Jul-09, at 12:46 PM, Mike.lifeguard wrote:

Thanks for this reminder. I've been putting together a submission myself and I'd urge others to do the same. If you're not sure where to begin, michaelgeist.ca has some excellent discussion of where Canadian copyright law should be headed.

In addition to individual submissions, what are the chances that as a group, the Wikimedia Canada folks could put together a submission. It obviously couldn't be official, but as a group of citizens involved in setting up an organization that will be interested in Canadian copyright issues, I think it makes sense to draft something.


On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 15:55 -0700, Ray Saintonge wrote:
The Canadian government has asked for comments on copyright revision at 

It will accept comments until September 13.  Amazingly this mostly 
coincides with the time when most people interested in liberalized 
copyright laws are away touring Europe or planting trees.  When they 
regain access to their electronic lifelines it may be too late to comment.

Promoters of these changes would really like Canada to fall in line with 
the WIPO treaty that it signed a decade ago.  They might have passed 
their changes easily if they had been quick about it, but events over 
the last 10 years have made this much more controversial then they would 
have hoped.

There do not appear to be any rules that would prohibit comments by 


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