Sending letters to your MP about Copyright/etc.

Russell McOrmond russellmcormond at
Sat Sep 11 17:12:33 UTC 2010

   I don't want to send these semi-off-topic messages very often, but 
being September I wanted to send a reminder.

   If you are interested in getting Ubuntu and Linux into 
governments/etc, please consider contacting us at to help coordinate/etc.  We may have ideas 
to share, and we are always interested in knowing what other people are 

   Debates around the new C-32 copyright bill in the fall season will be 
one of those times that FLOSS will be impacted by what our 
parliamentarians are doing.   Please send letters to your MP to let them 
know you are concerned.

   I have a form letter you can just hit submit on (once you followed 
steps and put information in) at
   If this community would like to co-author an Ubuntu community 
specific letter, I can help and then host that as well.

   Also, if you want to be kept updated on this, there is always the 
blog.  There is a general one for the site, and then one specific for 
C-32 at

Recent topics that may be of interest to the folks here:
   The long computer registry and IT control
   Jailbreaking must be legal, but should you do it?

   Anyway, hope this is helpful -- and sorry for the semi-off-topic message.

  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 theatre, or
   portable media player from my cold dead hands!"

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