Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Sep 2011 15:48 UTC
Legal "Secret U.S. government cables show a stunning willingness by senior Canadian officials to appease American demands (more here) for a U.S.-style copyright law here. The documents describe Canadian officials as encouraging American lobbying efforts. They also cite cabinet minister Maxime Bernier raising the possibility of showing U.S. officials a draft bill before tabling it in Parliament. The cables, from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, even have a policy director for then industry minister Tony Clement suggesting it might help U.S. demands for a tough copyright law if Canada were placed among the worst offenders on an international piracy watch list. Days later, the U.S. placed Canada alongside China and Russia on the list." Unbelievable. Suddenly I understand why the SFPD had no qualms about acting as henchmen for Apple goons to violate someone's constitutional rights. If a government is messed up, it only makes sense this is reflected in the corporate policies of its prime corporations.
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RE: It is really sad.
by Alfman on Mon 5th Sep 2011 21:34 UTC in reply to "It is really sad."
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"You guys should really consider investing in some ethical and honesty courses."

Who exactly are you responding to?

If it's my post, then let me point out that there is absolutely nothing dishonest or unethical for a society to evolve in such a way that copying is acceptable. Theft is intrinsically harmful under any conceivable civilization. Copying is not.

If you cannot understand the difference than perhaps it is you who should invest in courses...see what I did there?

"Just be honest. You know you are crooks and petty crooks at that if you download stolen works. To go further, you guys are addicted to this. You need help."

As much as this might disturb you, we are just as honest and hard working as you are, it's just a different philosophy.

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