Article on Jason McNeil, Libertarian Party of Canada candidate for Calgary Centre–North. Lots of coverage of his campaign at his site. More info on his platform here. For example, Bill C-61 is a very important issue:
“No Canadian-DMCA: Copyright needs to be brought up to date so that technology isn’t used to facilitate theft; the current government practice of charging copying levies is not the answer. All Canadians should not suffer the cost of those who choose to wilfully infringe. Criminalization of circumvention of digital locks is not the solution either; this can and has been abused elsewhere (like the DMCA in the USA). Placing a digital lock on something is the equivalent of an automaker using a square gas spout in their cars and then making people criminals for using adapters for the round pumps. The circumvention of such locks currently is legal, the Libertarian party would work to ensure it remains that way.
“Jim Prentice refuses to discuss the fact that his new bill will turn our children into Copyright Criminals for doing something as simple as copying a v video from a DVD onto their iPods. He also hung up on a CBC radio program about the effects of Bill-61 should it become law [Listen Here]. Can we really trust him to keep consumers best interests in mind?”
October 13th, 2008