Debunking the record industry shill who said that his amendments to Canada's proposed copyright law are no big deal

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  1. futnuh says:

    I read that op-ed this evening while sitting in a Vancouver cafe. At the time I wondered if Barry had any affiliation with Big Content … Because he sure as shit didn’t disclose it in the column, saying only at that he worked for XYZ law firm and was an academic at Osgoode Law School. Shame on the national post for not requiring full disclosure.

  2. I’ve posted some comments to Sookman’s blog which I republished via my own blog http://www.digital-copyright.ca/node/5407

    Sookman and I have been repeating this conversation for years.  He believes there is only one class of owner impacted by C-11 (copyright holders), and is only concerned with a tiny subset of copyright holders (his clients).

    I recognise there are 4 classes of owners, and that Mr. Sookman is completely dismissing the legitimate rights and interests of anyone that is not in his client base.  His disrespect for the property rights of technology owners includes his unwillingness to even acknowledge this class of owners as a stakeholder in the debate.

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