The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. Copyright Board of Canada head John Gomery seems like a good choice to head an inquiry into the Liberal sponsorship scandal; he’s a man who knows a thing or two about process, or the lack thereof. Longtime readers of Canadian NEW MEDIA know that we spill a significant amount of ink on the subject of copyright process – at the level of the federal bureaucracy, at the political level and in the courts.  Thus, we often have articles such as the one in this issue about the latest developments in merging the National Library and National Archives. Bill C-8 may seem a world away from the work being done by Liberty Village new media producers, Montreal game developers or Vancouver wireless researchers. Those companies are buried head down in the day-to-day grind of creating a new industry for digital content. Ultimately, though, the lifeblood of this sector is copyright. The section 92 process to reform copyright for a digital environment, Tariff 22, private copying, retransmission battles, file-sharing suits and similar battles pave the way for businesses to ultimately sell and market products. Many private sector eyes, for instance, will be on this year’s November Copyright Board hearing into the royalties applicable to ringtones. As new media producers affected by cuts to the Bell Fund are learning quickly, their livelihood depends on the outcome of processes at a variety of levels. It is difficult to imagine that a letter-writing campaign can be effective, for instance, once you’ve watched the broadcast industry’s hired gun lobbyists work a standing committee room. Bill C-8 isn’t about digital product, per se. But, it is about the process of how copyright interests hold sway in Ottawa. We endeavour to bring readers an account of those processes that falls between the general interest mainstream press and academic legal journals. We emphasize the people involved and the relationships between politics, money and legal, legislative and regulatory structures. When new media producers can take a moment to lift their eyes to the lofty heights of Parliament Hill, and learn the processes of which they can either be a victim or themselves control, this industry will be the stronger for it.