Cracking Down on Pirating in Canada

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Nov 28, 2012
  1. Castiel
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    People have always debated about whether downloading music, movies, or roms in Canada without paying is illegal. Well, we may now have an answer.
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    Shit. Time to start using a VPN.
     
  3. DSGamer64

    Member DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Meh, they can try and sue me for piracy, but I haven't pirated anything in years.
     
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    Scary stuff :/
     
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    Why is this scary? lol this means absolutely nothing
     
  6. ShadowSoldier

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    It's rare that I pirate anything any more. Hell I don't even pirate music if at all. The last thing I pirated was The Dark Knight Rises torrent last week, and before that, something in the summer.

    Unless it's TV shows. Then I'll get those, mainly south park.
     
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    I look forward to seeing you on CTV news alongside the people who got caught.
     
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    This is why I don't use torrents. As far as I know, Canada has a less harsh penalty unlike the US. The fine they will charge in the US is $250,000 and some months in jail (might have to recheck that). But, I have nothing to worry about.
     
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    And here I thought Canadians were too polite a people to commit any sort of piracy.

    Bravo, Canada. Busting torrents and stereotypes in one fell swoop.
     
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    Polite? haha uve been misinformed.
     
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    big bro don't like piracy XD
     
  12. YayMii

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    This doesn't mean much to me. I doubt they will do anything significant since they're so many of us across the country. And I remember the RCMP saying that De**noid wasn't really a big deal back when it was hosted here.
    FYI, in Canada there's a difference between "pirated music" and "copyrighted music downloaded for free for private use" (the latter is legal).
     
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    And also alot of Mod shops are closing there doors since this legislation change.
     
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    If only such a quote could have come from someone charged with making policy or tracking down would be infringers......

    Anyway a quick reading says this is not half as much nonsense as we have seen be spewed out by other countries when they realise it is no longer called the electric light bill and then realise their legal system has a bit of catching up to do.
     
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    My reaction to all this:
     
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    Actually, Canada now has a cap on statutory damages for non-commercial infringement at $5k and that is not per work but total so no suing 1 person 5000 times (once for each song). Even with that, that is only the theoretical maximum. The average will probably be closer to $100 to $200 which makes it impractical to actually take it to court as it would cost more to do so than they would get back.
     
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    my thoughts exactly my friend
     
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    It's all irrelevant in the long run though, the government will only go after distributors. And to be honest, the Canadian justice system has far more pressing issues then catching a few people infringing on copyrights, like putting real criminals behind bars that are a threat to our physical living.
     
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    So...Would the appropriate thing to do is pirate more than $5000 worth? That was its almost like you're getting a discount for the things you pirated!
     
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    Well, I guess that's one way to think of it. This is why they have VPNs.
     

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