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[6]: I am not a fan of the DMCA
by zima on Sun 11th Sep 2011 23:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I am not a fan of the DMCA"
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I don't think cessation / non-emergence of recent easy copyright infringement (on the consumer side) would influence in any way the other side, and their established disrespect to (the original) copyright; a disrespect evident by already long campaign to expand protection terms to the point of absurdity...

As to the victims - research suggest that the group of "pirates" overlaps with the group of most active paying customers.

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