Archive for June, 2008

Watchdog Blog » Blog Archive » Answering for War Crimes

Watchdog Blog » Blog Archive » Answering for War Crimes

Prisoners in U.S. hands have been battered, even killed, in flat-out violation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The U.S. is a party to the convention. The evidence of mistreatment is overwhelming, and it comes not just from detainees but from Red Cross and FBI eyewitneses.

Just in case you had forgotten.

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Michael Geist – Copyright Bill’s Fine Print Makes For a Disturbing Read

Michael Geist – Copyright Bill’s Fine Print Makes For a Disturbing Read

Yesterday Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Canadian Heritage Minister Josee Verner delivered what amounts to a stinging rebuke to the Supreme Court’s copyright vision of public interest and balance. After months of internal discussions (though precious little public consultation), the government unveiled its much-anticipated copyright reform bill. Casting aside the concerns of major business, education, and consumer groups, the bill seeks to dramatically tilt Canadian law toward greater enforcement and restrictions on the use of digital content, leading Liberal Industry critic Scott Brison to warn that it could result in a “police state.”

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