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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Canadian Government is Going to ‘Strengthen’ Copyright

Canadian Government is Going to ‘Strengthen’ Copyright

Canadian Government is Going to ‘Strengthen’ Copyright

Added: Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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If somebody thought the government of Canada will finally get the least of understanding on copyright, especially after all those objections, swarming riding seats and giving very clear signs during the consultation on copyright, they have another interesting thing coming as they heard the throne speech today.


When the Canadian Conservative government conducted a consultation on copyright for gauging what exactly the community wanted concerning the laws on copyright, the Canadian public was very comprehensible about it. Michael Geist’s graph shows clearly what Canadians think of the issue – the overwhelming majority is against anti-circumvention laws, also against one more C-61 Bill (often called the Canadian Digital Millenium Copyright Act), but for a stronger security from “non-commercial use” liability and a stronger Fair Dealings.

Some time ago, shortly after Bill C-61 but before the consultation, the throne speech said that the Government would proceed with legislation in order to modernize copyright laws of Canada and guarantee a stronger security for intellectual property. Everyone could guess that it’s been a sign that a Canadian DMCA has been on the way at that time.

After the copyright consultation has been hold, the government said that in order to promote new ideas and to protect the rights of those Canadians whose artistic creativity, development and research contribute to prosperity of Canada, the government would as well strengthen the laws concerning the intellectual property and copyright.

What is the difference? Who knows. We only may assume. As Canadians expressed clearly what they wanted in copyright laws, the government says “strengthen” instead of saying “stronger”. In simple words, the government of Canada has given a clear sign that it cares little about what the Canadian public has to say about copyright, as they will only concern of the foreign companies intent on destroying competitiveness of Canada in the world economy simply by making copyright choke Canadian innovation. Nothing has changed and we are back to the beginning. What has really changed is just that the government has shown Canada the finger on the issues related to copyright. Why holding the copyright consultation? From this point, it has simply been an entire farce.

March 4th, 2010

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Date:  Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site Friend (2010-03-04 15:49:42)
Grind3r avatarthanks again SaM for another great article...keep'm comin'

posted by Site Friend (2010-03-04 15:54:49)
karakurachow avatarThey just wan't to start a rebellion coz they don't hav anything better to do than that.
They can only create a bit public attention from this & nothing else.

posted by Site Friend (2010-03-04 15:55:17)
karakurachow avatarForget to say thank u.

posted by (2010-03-04 17:33:40)
JohnSatan avatarThanks from a Canadian. As far as I know, we Canadians are allowed to legally download files. We are just not supposed to share or seed these files. A friend of my wife had her Internet Service suspended for three months by her provider for seeding. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't happen to me. I think I would just switch providers.

posted by (2010-03-04 19:06:44)
nos avatarlol... as if...

posted by (2010-03-04 19:29:35)
nevena avatarThanks for the article very interesting i just want to know what Canadians they talked to cus as a Canadian I was never asked about what i thought about copyright laws in Canada. I was under the same impression as John Satan but i thought that there was already a royalty tax on every blank CD or DVD we buy and that covered any royalties that may be owed by myself. will be interesting to see if the government follows the rest of the world on this i know the Canadian government has gotten flack for being to lenient on this matter

posted by Blocked (2010-03-04 20:24:51)
Xclusive666 avatarInteresting read sam thx

posted by (2010-03-04 23:25:11)
darcman avatarI hope they dont start enforcing any BS laws. I like free stuff. Ive probably been downloading movies for about 5 or 6 years. I never really downloaded any music, although I have recently. I will say this, "anything I downloaded, I already owned and I was just making a backup copy" wink, wink. Here in Canada every once in a while I will get a warning from my provider that they received a copyright complaint. I swear it wasnt me though!! Ive got complaints for downloading movies that are almost 50 years old, To Kill A Mocking Bird, etc. Thats fu_ked because they have VCRs, Burners, PVRs, and if you you use them, arent you violating something. It like when Direct TV pirate shit was big business up here, Direct TV complained that they were losing money. How could they have been losing money, we werent allowed to get the signal up here yo begin with. Ya I bought some CD-Rs from London Drugs the other day, a 10 pak with cases $8.99. Well by the time it was rung through the till they were about $15 with taxes and a STUPID $3.49 copy levy fee. Why do I have to pay a copy levy fee, maybe I was going to use them as coasters, frisbees, or maybe I was just going to melt them down. It really is stupid though because you have to pay the copy levy for putting your own stuff onto a disc. So it is at this moment that Id like ti take the time to give the one finger salute to copyright laws and their enforcers.
Now I feel better.

posted by ET junkie (2010-03-05 04:39:04)
daveindanorth avatarAs with everything, the Canadian government is a farce, just another colony pretending to be a country that will never listen to the serfs. Any copyright "consultation" if it included regular Canadians poled for opinion at random would be weighted towards larger corporate bodies so that if 100 people objected to draconian laws it would only be 1% of the vote while the other 3 parties comprised 99% of the vote. Like the US, UK, EUSSR, etc., Canadian politics/politicians and policies are seriously ill and are in desperate need of Dr. Kavorkian.

posted by (2010-03-05 05:58:27)
moontan101 avatardaveindanorth you are a IDIOT! American I presume?
We have alot better living standard than the yanks! any day of the week and oh yea
FREE health care Mwahahahahahaha! eh! If you are a Canuck you should be strung up, noose style until dead on any US/Canada border bridge!!!

posted by Blocked (2010-03-05 21:31:47)
menahunie avatarHmmm what Canadians did they take their poll from? Most likely it was the Canadians in the Movie and Record Companies....
Look at the studies as to WHY DO PEOPLE PIRATE SOFTWARE?
Granted everyone deserves to make a profit; but allot of people can not afford the prices what most used software costs and certain companies release software that has deliberate bugs in it to form the buyers to keep buying to update fixes.. Take a well know company... Explain to the people why after ALL THESE YEARS THEY STILL KEEP RELEASING FREAKIN SCREWED UP SOFTWARE. Remeber the Bond 007 movie where the bad guy is having a video meeting with his personnel and one states the software released has bugs in it where the customer will have to keep buying upgrades and THE MOVIE AUDIANCE LAUGHED - some whimpered; but WE ALL NOW WHAT COMPANY WAS BEING IMPLIED ABOUT....
Explain to me why an OS for an Asian Language costs TWICE AS MUCH as the English version?
Many places people CAN NOT AFFORD THESE PRICES...

The Second reason people pirate is JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN and the challange there to circumvent protects on the software...

posted by ET junkie (2010-03-06 16:03:47)
daveindanorth avatarmoontan101 - actually I am a canadian, former military, a published author, musician, have over 700 copyrights and patents, have lived and worked on different continents and I have done extensive work with the copyright and intellectual property industries including government institutions, record labels and of course SOCAN, AVLA, etc. So, all I can really say is pull you head out of your own @ss because the suppository you ingested is not meant to be taken orally.

posted by (2010-03-08 23:09:10)
No avatarI absolutely love it when Canada is mentioned anywhere, articles, forums, etc. there always has to be some moron who feels the need to pipe up and use the forum to verbally bash us... I myself have some negative opinions about Our Neighbours to the South, however, out of respect for others I keep them to myself.

I myself have traveled abroad as well, and there are alot of great places to see and to live... But in the end, I always come back.

I was born here, and I shall die here. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

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