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garyopa
10-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Maybe the end soon of modding consoles!

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Canada Govt. tables new copyright law that is worse then DMCA!

The Canadian Federal Government tabled a new copyright law this morning called C-11 that have many changes, the worse part is the fact it will be federal crime once it becomes law to break or circumvent digital locks for any reason, even if you have the right under the new law for personal usage if means bypassing the digital lock, you will be subject to large fines and possible jail time!

This has not been the first time Canada been trying to pass a DMCA type law, but this time around the current govt. has a majority of seats so most likely it will be passed before Christmas?

Does this mean the death of modding Video Gaming Consoles within Canada, even for your own personal usage, as even importing the tools to do so will be illegal?

NEWS REFERENCE: Michael Geist (http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6033/125) and CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/09/28/technology-copyright-bill.html)

Xenogears V
10-10-2011, 11:29 AM
Luckily don't live in canada. :p

JLM
10-10-2011, 02:16 PM
I hope the Canadians can stop this (unlike us loser Americans). Fast forwarding past the warnings on a dvd barely escaped being made a crime in the US. Like the guys who think up this bs read the copyright notice every time they crack a book. Oh right, they don't read books.

gDrive
10-11-2011, 01:29 PM
I hope the Canadians can stop this (unlike us loser Americans). Fast forwarding past the warnings on a dvd barely escaped being made a crime in the US. Like the guys who think up this bs read the copyright notice every time they crack a book. Oh right, they don't read books.

No, they don't read books JLM - oh well, sod them!

Anyways, this "pro-MAFIAA" movement has got to stop (although, based on how this movement is going, I am pessimistic about this) - just look at the Digital Economy Act, whilst although it is approved by the ye ol' Queen Elizabeth and the puppets in flesh and blood, the filesharing aspects of the law and the technical measures (e.g. cutting off one's Internet connection for "piracy) due to a High Court challenge against the two Internet service providers, which are British Telecommunications (BT for short - also specialises in telephone-based communications) and TalkTalk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/05/digital-economy-act-filesharing), and then you've got the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) as well, which deals with intellectual property, but nearly every single country, with a few exceptions have signed up to it (https://www.eff.org/issues/acta).

Jeez, talk about legislation overkill!

windrider42
10-12-2011, 07:43 PM
Well I think the Digital Locks of the Bill are stupid as others have said, that we are caving in to appease other countries. And even if its passed and I am sure there will be many Court Cases, and hopefully our Court system will shut it down. The Gov't may not be listening to the people but the Courts will.
Once it starts affecting Education, News Media etc, it won't take long.

Fallout
10-14-2011, 03:02 PM
This law may not pass. Canadian Conservatives are a bit different then a lot of you mite expect.