“The government last week filed a notice indicating the bill would be introduced this week, leading industry experts to expect it to happen on Tuesday. But a spokesperson for Industry Minister Jim Prentice, who was to introduce the bill, said it would not happen on Tuesday and could not say if it would happen this week.” - Copyright reform bill critics eye victory @ CBC
Sources say the minister had no idea that this would be such a big deal for Canadians.
It’s easy to feel that as an individual voter we wield little political power; however, this minor victory shows that we still have power in numbers. The Facebook Fair Copyright group started by Michael Geist, the Canada research chair of internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa, will likely reach 13 thousand members today.
I would still urge you to write, fax or call Mr. Prentice if you’re concerned about fair copyright reform in Canada. See: Example Letters
Jim Prentice Constituency Office
1318 Centre St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R7
Fax 403 230-4368
If you feel passionate about copyright reform there is much more you can do.
If you’re interested, here are Jack Layton’s views on copyright reform.