Are you a copyright criminal?

Here’s some of the proposed penalties included in Bill C-61, the bill that contains proposed changes to Canadian copyright law:

  • $500 per downloaded song
  • No Fair Use rights for remix culture
  • $20,000 for uploading content (like on Youtube)

If you too are a copyright criminal take your picture with this photo plate and upload it to the Open Source Cinema site. You could also include the photo with a letter to your MP saying this bill sucks.

Wiki on how P2P is great

Photo credit: teemow on Flickr

Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic has set up a wiki listing legitimate uses of peer to peer file sharing.

Cory DoctorowA   on Boing Boing writes:

Alarmed that Bell Canada is throttling and degrading P2P traffic, David Fewer and some of his friends have created a wiki to list à ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã…”all of the legitimate things that P2P can and is doing. Kind of a one stop shop for evidence of how this technology has the capacity to change the world.à ¢Ã¢”š ¬  The idea is that this can be used in regulatory proceedings and other policy fora to establish the legitimacy of P2P. They want your input!

Originally posted at The Information Policy Blog A » tara.

Wiki on how P2P is great

Photo credit: teemow on Flickr

Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic has set up a wiki listing legitimate uses of peer to peer file sharing.

Cory Doctorow   on Boing Boing writes:

Alarmed that Bell Canada is throttling and degrading P2P traffic, David Fewer and some of his friends have created a wiki to list “all of the legitimate things that P2P can and is doing. Kind of a one stop shop for evidence of how this technology has the capacity to change the world.” The idea is that this can be used in regulatory proceedings and other policy fora to establish the legitimacy of P2P. They want your input!

RFID (and REM)

The BC Civil Liberties Association is holding a free public event on RFID titled Whatà ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s the frequency Kenneth? on Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Public Library in the Alma VanDusen and Peter Kay Rooms Hereà ¢Ã¢”š ¬Ã¢”ž ¢s a pdf of the poster.There was also an informative link on Boingboing about how to kill/block an RFID chip.

Originally posted at The Information Policy Blog A » tara.