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October 23, 2008
  Ignoring copyrightPDF files may take a moment to load

One of the most disappointing aspects of the recent federal election was the lack of attention paid by media to copyright issues, such as the Conservatives' digital media copyright act, Bill C-61. Despite the anger directed at the bill and its provisions over the summer, nothing happened during the election. The media silence has been very troubling.

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October 16, 2008
  Pesky piratesPDF files may take a moment to load

Pirates are alive in the modern world. Not sexy and cuddly ones like Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Carribbean movies, not the singing Pirates of Penzance or the scary Blackbeard, but real pirates who steal, hijack ships and murder people. And they happen to have made their home in Somalia. These new pirates are a serious concern for the world, especially when they can harm trade and reconstruction.

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September 25, 2008
  The ghost of CaesarPDF files may take a moment to load

A long time ago in a far away country, a Prime Minister struggled against rebel ministers in his party, who called for a leadership race. The rebels predicted heavy defeats for the party in the next general election due to the prime minister's unpopularity, while the renewed Conservative menace waited in the dark. Wait a minute, are we talking about Paul Martin, the former finance minister who forced Jean Chretien to step down in 2003?

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