Thursday, December 13, 2007

DMCA - Call To Action!

Jeeziz H. Clustermonkey Fuck. Just when you think a politician might have a gram of sense, might have caught a clue, they turn around and prove why we tend not to trust them. As CC notes, it is now expected that poor Jim Prentice, flailing in the wind and caught between the pressure of legitimate Canadian protest and the enormous thumb of the American and corporate media lobby, will press lips to the ass of funding and table his DMCA legislation this morning.

Let me make this as clear as possible. Canadian Federal Industry Minister Jim Prentice has decided that he serves at the beck and call of a foreign government and foreign controlled industry. Jim Prentice has decided to abandon the interests of his true and valid constituents and is taking orders from those that would see the freedoms and rights of Canadians abridged. It falls to us to sing long and loud, to fight this attack on Canadian liberty, culture and sovereignty. We have asked for no more than consultation and balance in legislation and we have been rebuffed. Mr. Prentice's true masters are sneering at us as a vocal minority. If we are now in the minority, then we must adjust that position.

Organize. Communicate. Act. Tell everyone that will listen. Explain the issue simply and clearly and ask for assistance. Make it as easy for others to help as possible. Lists of addresses, email addresses, phone and fax numbers can be shared. Online resources and information can be distributed. The cartels and their lackeys think we can be steamrolled. They are wrong, as we have demonstrated and as we shall continue to demonstrate. Get angry. Be smart. Stand up and protect your rights, your freedoms and your nation's cultural heritage and future.

8 comments:

chris said...

Here's quick and simple way to act. See Take Action!
Find your MP and sign the letter.

Link form Michael Geist.

Speak up!

chris said...

Duh! Link "from"...
Where's my coffee?

Red Tory said...

Could I suggest that it might be a good idea to post a link to this:
http://nuncscio.com/2007/12/11/canadian-dmca-the-rough-guide/ which gives a good snap-shot guide of what the fight is about and why people should be concerned (aside from other issues such as the lack of consultation).

Red Tory said...

By the way, just in case you haven't checked of late, your "Stupid. Useless. Cocksuckers" link now produces... wait for it... exactly THREE, count 'em three results. One being the old complaint about Libs from The Politic.com and the two others from Mr. Wudrick.

Plenty of time to comment about what a super idea torture is, how Viscount Stuffn'Such disagrees with the IPCC, how wreteched the Human Rights Commission is, how awful those whiney brown people are, and all the other usual nonsense these witless buffoons prattle on about as they busy themselves with their never-ending culture war, liberal-bashing and terminally stupid battle against science, but utterly incapable it seems of mustering a whit's worth of effort to comment on impending legislation that would infringe on the intellectual property rights of millions of Canadians.

E in MD said...

Good luck up there.

pretty shaved ape said...

Well Red. I have issued a challenge to the BTs to join the fight. If we can convince them to come along, perhaps we can convince CC to pull that dubious accolade.

Red Tory said...

I won’t be holding my breath, but it’s one of those cases where I’d be more than happy to be surprised. Actually, I don’t see this as an especially “political” issue at all, or at least not a partisan one — it’s something that speaks to the sensibilities of libertarians on both sides of the fence irrespective of their ostensible party affiliation. With that in mind, I might suggest that we all put aside our usual hostilities and rancorous slagging for just a while at least in respect of uniting forces against this misbegotten piece of legislation and helping to ensure it’s run into the ditch where it properly belongs.

pretty shaved ape said...

Hear hear, Red.