Monday, December 03, 2007

The DMCA is coming to Canada! What can you do?

I've had no time to post since I'm swamped with school + work. However, this required a post. Our "wonderful" conservative government seems to be ready to introduce legislation bought and paid for by the US. Instead of listening to Canadians, Canadian companies, Canadian studies and Canadian copyright holders, our government has chosen to listen to US pressure and international corporations. Michael Geist has a nice post on what you can do.

For those who don't know, The DMCA in the US is a law that makes you a criminal for breaking a digital lock even if the reason you were breaking it was legal. This new law would trump any fair use laws. Apparently Canadas version will be even worse than the US.

Help stop our government giving us all a Christmas present none of us want.

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