I haven't gone through the list of people yet, but yeah I don't think Katz would be up to the job. I think what's needed is someone who will bring more of "open" governance to the CIRA, and policies driven by consulting Canadian Internet users on whole. I'll have to take the time (when I have some) to read through the list of candidates to see which one closely fits my views.
I'm not familiar withe the names. Would have to dig dirt on google. Maybe others can chime in.
However, the Corbin, Dr. Ruth name rings a Bell.
A few years back, the Conference Board of Canada put out a few plagiarized reports on copyright and intellectual property. That favoured the American Copyright Lobby in Canada (and the Canadian lobby).
Dr. Corbin was then called in to review the whole thing since it was a huge media stinks about how the Conference Board of Canada put out lies to deceive Canadians in favour of American Rights Holders.
I'm sure some people here will recall all this. Was big news a few years back. A quick search shows this:
There is likely more on this forum (and maybe some to do with her).
So, she took a year to review everything and do a rewrite. In it she found out that the original plagiarized Conference Board of Canada reports (which wanted to criminalize people) were more or less full of hot air, and released another report which contradicted the American effort lie that tried to plagiarize their way into Canadian policy.
Pretty sure we can search her name on Geists site. Maybe someone has the time to do this and dig more up?
Seems to me she might be on the ball. Hard to say without knowing/digging more. But my first memories of her, in regards to Canadian policy, is more or less a good one.
Surely there are some people on this forum that like to dig up dirt The list of names in pretty short.
But Len Katz? Who here would like to See Mr. DPI on the board? His mind is about as open as the Americans who tried to lie and plagiarize their way into Canadian policy making. Damn that Telco lackey and all he did.
Dr. Ruth Corbin would be a better bet than voting Katz in. Anytime.
The rest I don't know. Will leave that to the DSLr dirt diggers (and those who play advocacy here ) to post info on other candidates.
But, if I was in a hurry, Dr. Corbin would get my vote over Katz.
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Ahh yes, the old conference board of Canada mis-step. I remember that I think having open governance policies is the best way to ensure that the global and national conversation the public is having around several governance policies is a better place to be rather than having someone trying to interpret that conversation based on previous bias or work and having the possibility of moving those policies in the wrong direction on dynamic global discussions.
I'm a firm believer that each of us need a direct voice on how the internet is governed. This short clip sort of explains why:
Maybe we should vote him in. He could make our poobblahertz go better.
Don't scare me like that. If people are newish here and don't know Katz and all his golf playing with Bell and Rogers, then they should search the various Canadian internet sub-forums on this forum for his name.