1. sputnix

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    When the Conservative government falls Friday, many pieces of legislation will fall along with it, including a number of the government bills that had been revived after succumbing to previous elections and prorogations.

    To spare some of the high-priority bills, the government has pushed 10 agenda items through the Senate, including a bill that will end the faint-hope clause that gives early parole to convicts serving life terms. But others will not survive.

    Those include Bill C-32, the act to amend Canada’s copyright laws which is in its third incarnation and would legalize activities commonly engaged in by thousands of Canadians – such as copying a CD – but which would prohibit breaking digital locks placed on gadgets and media. It aims to provide fairness for the creative community in a day of iPods and easy downloads. [/p]

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    yep no more worrying about jailbreaking your idevices because for now we are a-OK

    Though the bill will probably come back up again I would suspect it to be rewritten after the outcry of Canadian users who want to use their devices to their full potential
     
  2. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    That is really bizarre considering we (the US) have the most one-sided copyright laws in the world and are ultimately responsible for fucking up other countries laws and policies. And even here jailbreaking is currently considered legal.

    Although I'm sure companies like Apple will eventually succeed in lobbying our government to pass whatever crazy standards they want. They always do.
     
  3. Chris_Skylock

    Chris_Skylock GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    so I can download torrent now in canada?
     
  4. Dr Eggman

    Dr Eggman I am THE Eggman.
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    FUCK YES. Delays!

    This is what we've been working for! =D

    Hope they don't resurrect that damn bill >_>
     
  5. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?
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    Well people can take this bill into consideration in the election and whether they want to vote for that scumbag Harper and his Conservative cronies.
     
  6. Blebleman

    Blebleman GBAtemp Old-Timer
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    Working in favor of our digital generation seems to be one of Jack Layton's priorities, if you guys are wondering who to vote for.... [​IMG]
     
  7. chyyran

    chyyran somehow a weeb now.
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    w00t! Damn you Conservatives to hell. [​IMG]

    Even last year, there was this voice inside my head to vote for Jack Layton. That, and he looks like a nice guy.
     
  8. rad140

    rad140 GBAtemp's "over quoter"
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    This information would have been a bit more useful last year when I was writing my paper about it...
     
  9. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.
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    This is garbage. The Conservatives constantly used that as an example for things that the law would allow, but they neglected to mention that if the manufacturer of the CD writes on the CD or it's packaging that you can't copy the CD then it would be illegal to do so. FYI, all CDs are printed with a 'do not copy' message on them.

    Ah well. At least we don't have to worry about it anymore.
     
  10. bigpaws

    bigpaws Cat with da Big Paws!
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    People will continue to copy, pirate etc no matter what.
    it doesnt matter whether its legal, people still do it
     
  11. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人
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    So, what difference does this actually make? As far as I'm concerned, people will continue to pirate no matter what, bills won't make a difference.
    Jack Layton looks anything but trustworthy in my honest opinion. [​IMG]
     
  12. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.
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    It's the moustache.
     
  13. terminal_illness

    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master
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    here here vote ndp people,
     
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