p2p news / p2pnet: Election time is nigh in Canada and the pols are out there making wild promises they have no intention of keeping.
And it’s a scary time because neither of the two main contenders, the Liberals and Conservatives, should be representing anyone.
However, one man means what he says. And that’s NDP heritage critic and Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus.
Why should you care? Because he’s in the creative trenches and he’s 100% behind balanced copyright reform
Russell McOrmond thinks it vitally important that Angus sits in Parliament, and McOrmond is doing more than just talking >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Putting money where my mouth is.
While I’m not loaded like the foreign special interest groups that fund Sarmite Bulte’s ‘Liberal’ campaign, I put $250 towards the Charlie Angus campaign.
It’s my hope that I’m doing my small bit to ensure that an actual creator (writer, broadcaster and musician), who understands the competitive issues in Copyright, will be sitting in the next parliament.
It’s critical to me as a fellow creator that we have some influence against the intermediaries in copyright and related policy discussions.
Russell McOrmond – p2pnet contributing editor
[McOrmond is an independent author (software and non-software) who uses modern business models and licensing (Free/Libre and Open Source Software, Creative Commons).]