A Win For Pro-User Zealots

Looks like the Cory Doctorow, EFF, Michael Geist, the folks over at TuCows and all the rest of us pro-user zealots have helped in the defeat of former "Hollywood" MP Sam Bulte!

From Michael Geist's blog last night:

In 2004, Sam Bulte won Parkdale-High Park by 3521 votes. By shifting 5722 votes (more than any Toronto riding), I suspect that the copyright balance and fundraising issue played a role in the outcome. While some will focus on the role of bloggers, the real story here (in addition to a strong NDP candidate and the national decline in Liberal support) is that Canadians, represented in this instance by the voters of Parkdale-High Park, sent a clear message that they are not comfortable with politicians who unapologetically trumpet their links to lobbyists, who promote one-sided copyright policies, and who denigrate those opposed to such views as zealots.

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