posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:01 AM
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
If I were you I'd modify the title to read something like :
"Copyright Bill threatens Canadians' freedom-What can we do?"
That title would open the door to the same discussion but do so within the site T&C. You might want to re-read the T&C.
Having said that, it does sound like this legislation goes too far. One of my favorite websites in the UK was just shut down over something like this
and yet they never hosted a single illegal (copyrighted) file on their site, ever!
One example that comes to mind. Let's say you buy a DVD. And let's say you've got kids. There's a good chance your kids might not give that
original DVD the world's finest care and end up destroying it with scratches, etc.
So what some people like to do is buy the DVD, then make a copy of the original and put the original locked away somewhere in a safe place so it
doesn't get used. Then let the kids use the copy you made and if they destroy it, you can restore it on a fresh disc from the original.
Breaking the digital encryption on a movie DVD – even if copying it for personal use – would make individual Canadians liable for legal
damages of up to $5,000
This law would make that illegal if the original disc has a digital lock which most of them do, right? That just doesn't seem right. Even most
software licenses specifically say you can make a single copy for backup archival purposes. You should be able to do that with any digital media you
[edit on 4-6-2010 by Arbitrageur]