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30-day 'book burning' rule
Another provision that has raised the ire of critics is the one requiring students and educators to destroy online course material that uses copyrighted works within 30 days of the course being over. "That exemption tries on the one hand to facilitate distance learning and the use of technology, but at the same time, if you rely on that exception, you are then subject to the limitation of destroying the materials," Geist said.
"Where you've got someone who circumvents a lock with the intent of burning 1,000 copies and selling them on a street corner, absolutely the law ought to target that," Geist said. "But where we're talking about the consumer who wants to play the DVD they've purchased in Europe or in Asia, or the student who wants to make use of the electronic book on their laptop, or the journalist who wants to use a clip out of a DVD for a news report or the teacher who wants to do a mutlimedia presentation, it seems to me that the law currently says they have those rights, and those shouldn't be lost just because there is a digital lock on the content."
No, they are too restrictive to consumers. 87.97% (1,901 votes)
And this is freedom? What's next Harper rewriting "oh Canada" and putting locks on it for profit. For the people that don't see it yet Harper is trying to take away our freedom and put you in jail along with the rest of us. The digital locks are bit idiotic, it's like telling me I can go buy a lawn mower and only mow part of my lawn, and if I was to mow all the lawn or lend to a friend, I would be breaking the law.
Our Royal Canadian Prime Minister will do this now at the beginning of his four year term so that by the next election everyone will have forgotten about it.
If the right people (Artist) would be profiting from these proposal I am all for it but unfortunately this is not the case. Greedy companies that profit from the work of artist already are the only one benefiting. I think, this is another sad P.R. stunt of the Tories trying to please there "American Masters" and Business Buddies. -Forgetting that Government is about all its citizens in this beautiful and great Nation called Canada and not about a few people who think of themselves as privileged
I challenge anyone who supports these changes to provide me with legitimate proof that me downloading something I wouldn't have purchased to begin with is costing the mega music corporations and others money. When you can't prove it, I expect a 24 of Sleemans.
here is a prediction....4 years form now NOT ONE conservative will get a seat in the election.
Liberal Heritage critic Scott Simms pointed to U.S. embassy cables, published by Wikileaks, that suggested Canadian officials were working directly with Washington on the copyright changes.