First response to Digital Copyright Canada petition

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I haven't been watching the Digital Copyright Canada mailing list as closely recently as I maybe should, and I missed this when it was first posted, but anyway, here's the first official response to the Digital Copyright Canada petition on users' rights.  It's quite disappointing.

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Terry from at Tue, 6 Dec 2005 23:05:45 +0000:
Grr. I keep feeling alternatively hopeful and then confused over Canada's copyright situtation. It looked like the public feedback system was working well, and lots of important voices were being heard and good ideas considered, but it seems that that didn't actually lead to the impact that was hoped for. What went wrong? What could have been done better?

Matthew from at Tue, 6 Dec 2005 23:29:28 +0000:
Well, petitions have more effect than just generating a formal response like this one. Ours has been presented several times by representatives from many different ridings across Canada, and legislators involved in copyright reform can't help but notice that. It's a warning to them that this issue is important to Canadians. That's really the win here; not anything that could appear in the formal response.

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