The Canadian DMCA follows the USA off the copyright cliff, instituting even more draconian provisions than were present in the USA's 1998 law. Since then, the US has seen the bankrupting-by-lawsuit of technology companies, lawsuits against tens of thousands of fans, a general trammeling of fair use and consumer rights (pity the poor schmucks who bought Microsoft "PlaysForSure" devices!) and for all that, no reduction in Internet copying and not one penny put in a musician's pocket.
I believe the Minister is running scared because he knows that the last two Ministers who tried to bring down a Canadian DMCA lost their jobs.
Industry Canada has notified Search Engine that despite the overwhelming amount of concern expressed on this site by the Canadian public (see below), Minister Jim Prentice will not come on to our program to answer the people’s questions before his new copyright bill is introduced. His office has told us to expect a statement explaining why, which we’ll post here once we get it.Link
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