For the love of everything, if you are a Canadian, you now HAVE to stop Bill C-11. Call a Conservative, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tweet @StuartCIMA to tell him what an
idiot out to lunch executive he is. Start tweeting under the tags #boycottcima or #stopc11. Tweet your concerns to #C11, as many of the MPs are watching this hash tag.
The steady procession of Canadian music industry representatives to the Bill C-11 committee continues today with the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) ready to add to an already long list of industry demands to completely overhaul the bill.
The music industry demands keep growing, but CIMA’s list is the most radical to date as it would create liability risk for social networking sites, search engines, blogging platforms, video sites, aggregators, and many other websites featuring third party contributions. If that were not enough, the industry is also calling for a new iPod tax, an extension in the term of copyright, a removal of protections for user generated content, parody, and satire, as well as an increase in statutory damage awards. Taken together, the music industry demands make SOPA look like some minor tinkering with the law.
If you like YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, Pinterest, iPod, or Google, and you don’t want them to leave or block Canadian IPs, you’d better speak up now. I’m dead serious. Canadians cannot have CIMA like controls restricting their internet experience.
Here’s a list of CIMA Executives who want to ruin your internet experience. MAIL THEM. Or phone them.
Stuart Johnston, President – email@example.com 416-485-3152 ext. 232
Donna Murphy,Vice-President of Operations – firstname.lastname@example.org 416-485-3152 ext. 225
Sharon Hookway, Membership / Communications Coordinator – email@example.com 416-485-3152 ext. 221
Tell them to stop being lapdogs for US record labels, since they got their panties in a knot in the US over SOPA.
Email or tweet the committee members (They are MPs and work for YOU!):
|Charlie Angus||charlie.angus @ parl.gc.ca||@CharlieAngusMP|
|Scott Armstrong||scott.armstrong @ parl.gc.ca||@Armstrong_MP|
|Tyrone Benskin||tyrone.benskin.c1 @ parl.gc.ca||@tbenskin|
|Peter Braid||peter @ peterbraid.ca or peter.braid.c1 @ parl.gc.ca||@peterbraid|
|Paul Calandra||Paul.Calandra @ parl.gc.ca||@ PaulCalandra|
|Dean Del Mastro||delmad @ parl.gc.ca||@MPDeanDelMastro|
|Pierre Dionne Labelle||Pierre.DionneLabelle @ parl.gc.ca||(No Twitter)|
|Mike Lake||LakeM @ parl.gc.ca||@MikeLakeMP|
|Phil McColeman||phil.mccoleman @ parl.gc.ca||@Phil4Brant|
|Hon. Rob Moore||Direct Contact form! or rob.moore @ parl.gc.ca||@RobMoore_CPC|
|Pierre Nantel||pierre.nantel @ parl.gc.ca||@PierreNantel|
|Scott Simms||scott.simms @ parl.gc.ca||@MPScottSimms|
|Glenn Thibeault (Chair)||glenn.thibeault @ parl.gc.ca||@GlennThibeault|
I swear do it, or you will lose the internet. In fact, I couldn’t even post this clip if this bill passed as CIMA wants it: