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View Full Version : Canadian DMCA on the table now! - Fight For Our Rights!



garyopa
06-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Well, normally I don't report on matters outside of the Gaming world, but since I am Canadian and this will effect alot of us, even viewing this site might become "illegal" soon here in Canada if this "Made-By-Us-Lobby-Groups" law gets passed here in my home country.
It has been tried before in Canada and lucky it has always failed to get pass or our gov. has been forced into an election, because of the media, and public outcry, hopefully that will happen again.
But the push is on again, and at 3:30pm our gov. tabled the new "Copyright Bill called C-32" which will if passed by our "House of Commons", which the gov. wants to have done by June 21th, alot of common everyday things will be illegal, basically anything with a "digital lock" on it, you will not be able to bypass for any reason.
http://psx-scene.com/tmp/psx-scene/pictures/nocdndmca.png
If you are Canadian, please speak out and fight this by all means possible.
Here is all the related links for more info, and to fight for our rights:
http://copyright.michaelgeist.ca/
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6315846683
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fair-Copyright-for-Canada/114075758625959
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/5080/125/#comments
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/latest/digital-rights/#clip308990
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/06/02/copyright-bill-clement-montreal.html?ref=rss

Find attached the full legalize fine print of the C-32 bill, which reading makes for a very sad day indeed, for us fellow canadians if this bill passes as-is! :(
But so far it does not look good for us fellow Canadians. -- Very Sad Day indeed! :(

wiggim
06-03-2010, 03:48 PM
Heres a good site for speaking out, its not updated to reflect C-32 though:

http://www.ccer.ca/send-a-letter-to-ottawa-to-stop-the-canadian-dmca/

Every canadian should fire through another email to parliment and local MP's about the C-32 headed in the right direction, but is still flawed with stringent digital locks taking priority over anything else in the bill.

Theres still time, I have to say C-32 is better.. you can unlock cells legally, you can time and format shift. Its still not where Canadians need it though.
-digital locks shouldn't dictate what we can do with purchased media, software, or device.
-Under fair dealing, documentary filmmakers should have legal access to use copyrighted material.
-Software developers are kind of helped as Reverse Engineering can be done to adapt software, but its very vague on details.