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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Canada is Demanded to Be Placed on Priority Watch List

Canada is Demanded to Be Placed on Priority Watch List

Canada is Demanded to Be Placed on Priority Watch List

Added: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Canada, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The International Intellectual Property Alliance demands Canada to be put on the priority watch list. If you remember how Canada ended up on that watchlist last year, the reasons don’t seem to be credible enough as compared to China for example.


Canada used to be named a “push-over” towards the pressure from outside world and is still amazingly resistant to foreign companies’ pressure to reform the laws of copyright in their way. Since Canada was placed on the report watch list last year there have come a hard criticism about the credibility of the report from both sides – Canada and abroad. However, it seems to be quite clear that the international lobby groups have never understood the matter of the last year and now demand Canada to be put on the watch list again. Their demands include reform of the copyright law and enforcement of the copyright act.

As Canada wasn’t found anywhere among the countries having the worst piracy rates last year, there is still a question why Canada is supposed to be on the priority watch list.

The Alliance published a report touching piracy rates among the world. Canada with its 30% was the second lowest after Switzerland having 25%. That’s a country mile from 88% of Belarus or 86 % of Pakistan.

The growth of Canadian digital market outrunning that of the USA doesn’t explain the credibility of the claims saying Canada’s music market is severely vulnerable and can’t exist without the reform of copyright law.

Canada also has the hostile environment for the largest record labels despite international organizations saying it lacks the necessary integrity for flourishing the models of innovative digital business as other countries. So the arguments of the Alliance about supposed outdating of copyright laws are somewhere about being just a ridiculous statement because it’s hard to find a more challenging marketplace than Canadian one.

There’s much more skepticism of Canada’s ending up on the watch list. The largest technology firms that include member of the BSA Microsoft commented on Canada’s placement on the watch list and Canadian copyright laws. They said its way of dealing with the online dissemination and use of material, which includes copyrighted data, was more than effective and adequate, and even described it as a superior system of resolving disputes.

So, as everybody except the Alliance can see, their demands are just baseless.

February 23rd, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2010-02-23 18:15:23)
Stayingtrue avatarI swear how many watch list does this world have.Anyway thanks for the article intresting read.

posted by (2010-02-23 20:06:14)
arrimmapirate avatarI love being Canadian.

posted by (2010-02-23 23:44:23)
hardongear avatarPretty soon they will have a watch list too see when everyone pees for christs sake!!!

posted by (2010-02-24 16:26:27)
Log2 avatar@hardongear They probably already do, look up next time you tinkle! lol

Also I believe they try to attack Canada because it's a country that is established and not super poor, yet the copyright laws don't meet that of the other developed nations. I remember when the last time this happened (being a Canadian) A couple sites I went to had to ban Canadian IP address because of lawyers. But there is no point at all to do this, if the Prime Minister's people tell him it's getting out of hand, then he'll reform the law.. Plus he's Canadian, he probably uses sites like this all the time!

posted by (2010-02-24 22:06:37)
kingtiger01 avatarheres a idea... ABOLISH all current copyright laws and allow the CONSUMERS which use the products to detirmine the DESIGNERS rights to the product...

Im tired of this crap, how long does it take to figure out. just because you copyrighted it, doesnt mean youre the only one who has thought-it/made-it/acted-it/said-it/felt-it or ate-it. (C) means (Communism)

posted by Blocked (2010-02-25 15:28:50)
Duster13 avatarI completly agree with you kingtiger. It's not like all the people involved in making movies, music, etc are not getting paid. Shit, most of the people in the industry tht bitch about piracy are just greedy.

posted by (2010-02-25 20:04:17)
born2be avatarI am canadian ;-)

posted by (2010-02-25 20:05:16)
No avatarDuster13.

I am Canadian, I love our current laws...but do not go around saying WE, the people in the industry, ARE GETTING PAID. There are so many that do NOT get paid. We do it for the love of film making, the art of the moving canvas. Most film makers do not get paid. It's only the top percentage that do.

I bitch...only because I have had troubles getting ANY income in the past two years. I am lucky enough to have a wife who is employed and allows me to try.

I just want it clarified, I am not greedy...I would just like enough money to maybe pay my phonebill once a month. That is not greed...that is low expectations.

That being said, most of the world's copyright laws are out of whack...50 years should be the max for anything...dead or alive. It should be like a med patent in the USA...if you did not make your money in that timeframe...oh well, sucks to be you. Make another movie to compensate. I hate that classic movies are still copywritten because of Disney (and yeah...I mean Disney is to fault, Mickey Mouse to be exact)

I also want to point out, P2P has actually helped smaller filmmakers make money, see INK. They finally made money making films...because of people sharing it. That is what filmmakers need...not to be greedy but to at least have a chance to make another film. Film making is VERY pricey. I rented some lights for a weekend = 6k, a couple of lens 2K. other addons =10k. A three day short film shot = 20k+ production budget. I didn't make money.

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