Canada against Film PiracyAdded: Monday, December 3rd, 2012
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Despite the fact that the country has always been criticized for its failure to come up with better anti-piracy legislation, Canada is currently ready to take on film pirates. The plan is the following.
The Canadians who enjoy downloading pirated films now may think twice before continuing to do so. Recently, a software company has been appointed to gather data on citizens who are accused of downloading illegal material. The company, which represents both the film and music industries, says that forcing Internet service providers through court order to reveal private details of their subscribers is just the first step.
For instance, a lawsuit against fifty IP addresses has already been filed, and this is just the beginning. The company in question is ready to launch another lawsuit, now against thousands of people suspected of copyright violation.
The alarming fact is that the software company managed to collect information on 1,000,000 people in 5 months, all suspected in movie piracy. Backed up by court orders, the company warns that the unauthorized downloads must stop or they will have to pay damages of up to $5,000 and face criminal charges for copyright violation.
The lawsuit in question was filed on behalf of a Burnaby film production company, which has already managed to obtain subpoenas, forcing a few ISPs to disclose the private details of their subscribers. They claim that Canada remains a very important country in terms of P2P file-sharing and unauthorized downloading of copyrighted content.
However, ISPs still have to decide whether they are planning to cooperate or not. According to the former Canada Research chair in IP law at the University of B.C., the local movie industry is currently considering the idea of adopting American “six-strikes” system. Their goal is to try and make a dent in the online downloading activity, following the example of US approach which was to try to target individual downloaders and set them as a precedent of what can happen if the unauthorized downloading activity is discovered. They point out that it is not a question of trying to get fines in place, but rather an issue of creating an idea of deterrence in the mind of people, so they are not going to limit this to the teens downloading popular tracks.
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Monday, December 3rd, 2012
|posted by (2012-12-03 14:09:35)|
|Easy solution ... lock up the whole nation, then let only those go that lie well enough to make them look like angels.|
BTW ... that is one amazing icon, ET!
|Build a 40 foot wall around Canada rename Canada, Americas biggest prison ice skating rink with an out let gate on the american border then as each copyright crook gets out he or she can walk right into America the # 1 crookedest country in the world. dog eat dog, cat eat cat, rat eat rat,so on and so forth till no one left but song and movie makers who will listen and watch your shat them? As for me f all songs and movies.|
|posted by (2012-12-03 15:52:25)|
|I know of a little spot in Oz where empty dwellings became host to the Law and alike.|
All 6 and a few more of The Treetop 'suburb' was fair to complain. See the shops were best fit for the community at hand and noone had established anything. So some smuck set up shop. No certificate and a big lawless loud mouth. Lygon Street filmcenter has see the same thing only with Doctors.
As for Canada and King.
We do not declear Jesus King till that day arrives. Never. If Jesus were to pay in the last days he would fall and be King compared to Lord.
But that is all made up for and forgiven.
|Here is a better solution, other than those stupid ones posted (firefoxsniper is the only one who made any resemblance of sense in the last three post), everyone should get serious this is not a joke people. Everyone should seriously consider boycoting the movie and music industry, as of now they think that we need them, but in truth they are the ones that need us. We all should consider not going to the movies and buying any music online or in the stores. Stop purchesing the damed videos and CD's people, stop going to the movies. When enough people start doing that and they begin to fell it in their pockets watch how fast they are going to change their tunes. If your ISP is giving out your information let them know that you will cancel your internet service, cell phone service, satellite service and your home phone service. Once they beging to feel the pinch they will put pressure on the governments to change this greedy, money moungering, dictortorial, facist laws.It is up to you guys, me I am never going to go to another cinimer to see a movie ever,ever,ever. SCREW THOSE GREEDY BASTARDS|
|Has AC law started up in Canada after being banned in the UK|
|I do not know as yet, I got an email from my ISP stating that they will protect my priviacy and all that stuff but who knows as yet|
|Deadelvis will you support a boycott against the music and movie industry?|
|posted by (2012-12-04 03:56:56)|
|I am new so to start Hi all and have a good day . I seen the title|
Canada against Film Piracy and wondered. What is concerned an e legal download in Canada? Thunderbox I am on that boat all the way.
|@ Thunderbox... great solution but poor execution. Or rather - rant to execute. Chances are those of *us* reading any comments here or on any other torrent site already boycott the industry. I for one haven't purchased a single song, cd, album, or cassette in nearly 20 years. I purchase a DVD movie *new* only once in a blue moon simply because I want that particular movie in its original form (case and format) such as Blazing Saddles, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Collectors Edition, The Dark Knight (one of the best Batman movies to date) the list goes on but is quite small. I stopped *caring* about supporting my *favorite* bands through buying their albums and support them via their concerts and the odd T-shirt purchase (usually only once I can get them signed).|
While I agree with you, I simply think it is best if we try and convince and educate more and more people on the importance of using file-sharing sites and the sharing of media in general. The industry may take the hit, may take notice, may lower prices overall, and may get more respect from us file-sharers. The only flaw with that is just like in sports, the actors demand those high pay checks, therefore it is a never ending battle.
|i live in Canada and a judge here ruled it is legal to download anything on the net ( not kiddy porn and stuff like that) but illegal to upload stuff and a judge of a supreme court of Canada ruled it is illegal for someone or some company to look up our ip address as it is an invasion of our privacy..ive gotten notices from my isp before and they just kinda of tell you you should stop..they really can't do much about..till it goes to the supreme court of Canada again and is overruled well i'll keep supporting the peer2peer world..and that is a cool Canadian pirate icon.. thanks Sam|
|posted by (2012-12-04 20:03:33)|
|this has has something to do with a movie that SUCKED. also its possible that a class action suit may be filed against the firm as they have made a threat to the users life's.|
|posted by (2012-12-05 04:09:57)|
|After reading information on this I still have 2 questions. 1 Since we pay a levy for every CD, DVD, iPod, etc which is supposed to go to the artists will they be getting rid of this? And 2 If i have a vcr or pvr and copy a tv show or movie am I not breaking the law also. If so then they should go after rogers and bell for allowing us to do this. I know part of the monthly fees you pay for bell and rogers are supposed to go to the companies but I really doubt they get that much. Using a vcr I can also do that if I have an antenna. I think they should adopt a system like iTunes where you could pay $1 per episode or something like that. They can't keep on forcing an antiquated system down our throat and expect us to like it.|
|I hardly ever turn my TV on anymore when I do whats there? Egypt war,Syria war,Israel war and rumors of war,Palestine war mof'ers all around,unfunny comedy shows,doctors shows,lawyer shows,cop shows,no shows,|
native american's running casino shows, fleecing the white dummies.
|posted by (2012-12-05 21:24:23)|
|They know no one believes the lies they are selling on T.V. anymore. Why is downloading so popular now is the real question?|
|posted by (2012-12-06 08:00:03)|
|Hey Canada... don't blame us for your crimes!|
|I'm in canada i had no problems yet downloading stuff but i take extra care. Any good sites where i can protect myself? I use peerblock all the time and Hide IP when downloading. I heard that VPN is the way to go but i'm not experienced in that. I agree with you all screw those greedy asses. Canadians pay so much for gas, food, taxes enough is enough time to take back what is owed to us.||
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