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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Porygon-X, Jun 3, 2010.
So, whatcha think?
All of you Canadian pirates should move to America. I really feel sorry for all of you.
Total double-edged sword. However, I'm all against it. Regardless if the bill becomes law, I'm not gonna obey their bullshit. If I want backups of my stuff, or if I want to modify something to do more than what it does out of the box, who are they to stop me?
To be honest, I'm 75% buyer and 25% Pirate. So this doesn't really affect me...
This is never good
So, if my ISP finds out I download copyrighted material, I can be charged? I don't get this law...
its really no different here if that law goes into affect
of course not alot of people enforce it here
I personally think the UK has it worse, although the ISPs don't enforce it unless the government gets on their case evidently.
Everyone in the UK I know that pirates still does it even though a new bill was passed which effectively says ISPs must shut off your connection immediately if you download a file illegally. Chances are the Canadian ISPs will still not do this they would lose way too many customers if they go shutting them off. Don't draw a lot of attention to yourself and you should be OK.
Fucking abysmal joke. Who wants to go lock Stephen Harper in his house and burn it down if this bill gets passed? This is an insult to internet and computer users in general, not being able to rip a CD to your computer to put it on an iPod is a joke. I guess they can compensate for all the albums I am going to have to buy off iTunes again if they really think we shouldn't be allowed to rip CD's.
OMG NOW I HAVE TO BUY ALL MY GAMES!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I KNEW THIS DAY WAS COMING!!! Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Good thing I dont live in Canada! WOOT!
What makes you think it would be enforced here? Laws like this are almost impossible to enforce on everyday users, and if this manages to pass (though it's failed twice before, so I don't see why it would now) it will be no different in Canada than the US.
According to Michael Geist, an expert on copyright law and a law professor at the University of Ottawa, this recent bill is "Flawed, but fixable":
By far the greatest flaw in this is that all of the consumer rights it grants are automatically renderend void if the product uses any kind of DRM. So while consumers are legally allowed to make backups of their purchased CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc... if the producer uses any kind of DRM at all then those rights are taken away. That's what really needs to be fixed with this bill. Of course even if it's not, and by some disaster this bill passes, it will still be impossible to actually enforce these rules on the public. This is basically a law that turns at least 50% of the population into criminals, and they're not going to care one bit.
If I download retro roms and emulators like snes, nes, etc, will I get billed for this?
The law hasn't passed yet, and hopefully it won't. But no, probably not... not if they were from websites. As I mentioned before, it's P2P that the ISPs target with the "notice & notice" system, because technically it's illegal to upload copyrighted material, not download it.
How about sharing sites like rapidshare and mediafire?
EDIT: How about streaming copyrighted videos? Would that be illegal?
Thanks, I was really worried for a sec. I only P2P download if i can't find something on a site. Thanks for clearing that up.
Yes, I want this bill to be passed in Canada. So I can sing 'Oh Canada...The land of anti-piracy and copyright bill...'