Canada Will Improve Its Copyright LawAdded: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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The media reported that Canada is going to introduce a better version of the country’s copyright law this week. The new legislation is promised to balance users’ demands and understand the web organism better.
In addition, the law was designed in a way that it is now able to address film piracy that the Canadian movie industry put at over $1.7 billion within the last two years, which equals to 12,600 full-time jobs. The industry claimed in parliamentary testimony in 2011 that in the absence of clear and modern copyright laws, digital piracy causes outrageous damage to the entertainment industries, the country’s jobs, and the economy as a whole.
The new legislation stipulates that the Canadians are able to legally acquire music and films to their digital devices, but the law blocks most efforts to bypass digital locks designed to limit the access to films, books, video games, music and electronic devices. Nevertheless, in a concession to users, the legislation would allow them to ignore such digital locks on their smartphones to allow them switch Wi-Fi providers if their contract allows this.
The country has taken a decision to change its old legislation because it proved unable to satisfy both the users and copyright owners. Two years ago Washington placed Canada, with the agreement of Ottawa, on its so-called “priority watch list”, which included the countries showing the worst records of fighting piracy. Then, one of the Wikileaks cables showed that the office of Tony Clement (Minister of Industry) admitted that the decision of the US to put his country on their priority list would only help Canada to push forward the improved law. If the bill is introduced before the federal election, this situation would only aid the government’s plans to avoid Parliament calling up groups which have already testified about the law in question. Copyright experts from the University of Ottawa pointed out that this turn of events would suggest that things could move very quickly with a few sessions and rush to passing the legislation before the end of the current year.
The new legislation would cut the penalties the copyright owners could seek for most private copyright violations. The bill will also minimize statutory damages to a single payment which is less than in the previous version of the law. In addition, the copyright owners would now also have the legal means to pursue Internet services that host copyrighted content.
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
|posted by (2011-10-04 14:30:04)|
|So exactly what does this mean? Does it mean they, being the Movie police are going to start trolling the cyber airwaves looking for people downloading movies? Is it going to become more like what they have going in the states? It would be nice to know exactly how harsh this is going to be.|
|Thats why they dont spell it out, they want you to be wary of their creeping and stop all together. Our news said the manpower etc needed to go after aand prosecute the simple home movie downloader would be impossible to keep up, so they will go after the sources that home users are getting them from.|
|posted by (2011-10-08 13:30:12)|
|that is crapppppppy||
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