Canadian Heritage Minister Denies Calling His Critics On Copyright Bill 'Extreme Radicals'; Video Proves He Said It
from the deny-deny-deny dept
The recent story about Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore lashing out at his critics over the Canadian version of the DMCA (C-32) and calling them "radical extremists" has been getting an awful lot of attention, including condemnation from other elected officials. However, Moore's response has been anything but comforting. He apparently denied saying those words in a correspondence with Michael Geist, but it didn't take long for some video to surface that not only shows him saying that, but many other nasty things about anyone who dares criticize the bill:
He clearly says "the only groups opposed to this are really two groups of radical extremists." Later on he refers to complaints about the bill -- which are coming from thousands of concerned Canadian content creators and citizens -- as being "babyish."