[clue-volunteers] Proposed Linuxworld brochure

Russell McOrmond russell at flora.ca
Sat Apr 22 15:48:32 EDT 2006

Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Here are both sides of a single-fold brochure.
> Comments, please, especially regarding the body text.

   It might be helpful to clarify that the memberships are yearly.

"has already" --> "have already" ?

   I'm wondering if the "copyright threat" section could be punched up 
somehow.  I don't know how best to word it.  The current one can be 
mis-read as if we are apologists for "copyright infringement", while it 
would be stronger paint us as "protectors of human rights" -- including 
and especially communication, cultural, innovation and property rights.

   For the Conservative government types we need to make clear that bill 
C-60 didn't "protect property rights" (intangible property or 
otherwise), but opposed Lockean real property rights.  The most pressing 
technology issue is whether governments will protect or oppose the 
property right of the owner of a communications device, such as an MP3 
player or computer, to be in control of that device for any lawful 
purpose.  FLOSS provides additional protection for the rights of 
technology owners by giving them a transparent and accountable  software 
option which ensures that the owner can be in control.  In contrast, 
certain copyright holders are trying to abuse technology to circumvent 
the property rights of technology owners.

  Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
  2415+ Canadians oppose Bill C-60 which protects antiquated Recording,
  Movie and "software manufacturing" industries from modernization.
  Send a letter to your Canadian MP! --> http://digital-copyright.ca/

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