Heritage Minister James Moore accuses ‘radical extremists’ of opposing his proposed copyright legislation. FIPA’s Vincent Gogolek wonders if the minister is one of the mysterious ‘Agents of Foreign Influence’ cited by CSIS director Richard Fadden – certainly he’s under the influence of American cultural industries, their lobbyists and possibly the U.S. government.
To: Richard Fadden
The Bunker, Ottawa
Dear Mr. Fadden,
I am writing to you about disturbing evidence that the Federal Heritage Minister James Moore may be an agent of foreign influence.
Knowing how sensitive you are to the subtleties of foreign influence, there are many subtle clues in Moore’s recent statements about copyright law that would indicate that he is under undue and possibly unknowing influence of American cultural industries, their lobbyists and possibly the U.S. government.
He may be feeling the strain of being such an agent. Your remarks earlier this week may have led him to fear being identified by CSIS as an agent of influence, although you have been very circumspect about divulging names.
Recently Moore branded those opposed to the government’s copyright legislation as “radical extremists.” This would seem to include the majority of the 8,000-plus respondents to his own consultation about reform of intellectual property law earlier this year.
Our organization, the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, made a submission and appears to fall under this heading.