Canadian DRM Bill Creates Partisan Uproar

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Canadian DRM Bill Creates Partisan Uproar

Postby Egaladeist » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:05 am

Canadians will be allowed to copy legally acquired music to their iPods and computers but would be banned from getting around any digital locks that companies might apply, under new legislation introduced in Parliament on Thursday.

The bill, introduced by Industry Minister Jim Prentice, would continue to exempt Internet service providers from liability for copyright violations by their subscribers, requiring them only to pass on notices of violations rather than to take down offending material as required in the United States.

It would also allow consumers to record television and radio programs for playing back at a later time, a practice known as time-shifting, but would prohibit people from keeping them indefinitely in a personal library of recordings.

In drafting the new legislation, the government said it faced the delicate task of balancing the rights of content creators with the realities and needs of everyday life in a digital world, and also realizing the difficulty of policing possible personal infringements.

Prentice said of the issue: "It touches each and every one of us, and it is no surprise to find so many different points of view with respect to copyright.",1 ... 811,00.asp
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Postby DaFoxx » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:49 am

I'm just waiting for the day that the man decides we can no longer keep our own DVD's for ever, and that, actually, they revert to the studio after [for example] 5 viewings :sad:
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