[discuss] [Fwd: Protecting property rights in a digital world.]

The following letter may be of interest to the list participants.

If you follow-up, I encourage you to do so via the CLUE general
discussion list so that we can all benefit from the discussion.

I am particularly interested in hearing feedback on ways to convince
those in the FLOSS community opposed to the anti-DRM parts of the GPL to
join our fight to protect the rights information technology owners.

More information on James Rajotte can be found on the BLOG for the
riding of Edmonton-Leduc: http://www.digital-copyright.ca/edid/48014

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Subject: Protecting property rights in a digital world.
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:14:59 -0400
From: Russell McOrmond
To: Mr. James Rajotte

In previous parliaments you spoke up for the rights of citizens to
own tangible property. With digital issues these rights are being
eroded, but not in the way that governments are currently being told.

Today I posted an article to the website of CLUE: The Canadian
Association for Open Source, titled "Whose hardware is it anyway?".

You tabled signatures for the "Petition for Users' Rights" in the
past, and I hope you will also table signatures to the "Petition to
protect Information Technology property rights". Unless our property
rights are protected, it will not be possible to protect the rights of
authors or any other citizen who use information technology.

I can be made available to you to discuss this issue with you. If
you know other members of parliament that would be interested in
protecting property rights in a digital world, please pass this message
on to them.

Russell McOrmond
305 Southcrest Private,
Ottawa, ON
K1V 2B7
Phone: (613) 733-5836
Cell: (613) 262-1237

Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant:
Please help us tell the Canadian Parliament to protect our property
rights as owners of Information Technology. Sign the petition!

"The government, lobbied by legacy copyright holders and hardware
manufacturers, can pry my camcorder, computer, home theater, or
portable media player from my cold dead hands!"
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