Watching for copyright reform reaction
The copyright-reform legislation has been released, at last.
For reaction, we'll watch the opposition parties of course, but Facebook is the place to go to see how this is landing at the grassroots.
A Facebook group, Fair Copyright for Canada, amassed tens of thousands of members last Christmas when the reforms were merely a rumour. As of this morning, the Facebook group has 41,670 members and there is talk on the site of doing a big invitation push today in the wake of the announcement by Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Heritage Minister Josee Verner.
The founder of this site, incidentally, is University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist, who will be weighing in with his reaction in tomorrow's Star.