Winners of the "C61 in 61 Seconds" contest to create anti-Canadian-DMCA videos

Michael Geist's "C-61 in 61 Seconds" Youtube competition -- in which netizens were encouraged to make 61-second videos explaining what was wrong with Canada's proposed equivalent to the US DMCA -- has just come to end. Judges that include BNL's Stephen Page and Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian selected three entries as their winners.

The bill is dead -- thanks to the election that was just called -- but one thing we know about bad copyright legislation is that it's tenacious.

C-61 in 61 Seconds - The Winners


  1. in 61 secconds…. apart from the French one, whick took a minute and forty one seconds.

    But hey,French takes longer

    salut abientot!!

  2. Bill C-61 is only technically dead, and only because the Parliament into which it was to be introduced will soon be dissolved.

    But there is every likelihood that a new Harper government would reintroduce the Bill – especially if it is a majority government.

  3. Am I the only one who wants to grab the head of the guy in the first film and force him to STOP MOVING? The message is important but I cannot get over how completely obnoxious his constantly shaking head is. It is really, really distracting.

  4. The third one was the best by far. Way more informative and watchable than Stevie Wonder or the angry hands.

  5. Yeah, I’m with #2, it’s looking like the Conservatives are going to get a majority this time around. That makes the reincarnation of this bill much more dangerous, and, I’m inclined to say, inevitable. Best to start fighting it now.

  6. Thanks for posting this stuff, even though it doesn’t get as many comments as the fun stuff. This is one of the most important things BB does, and you in particular, Mr. Doctorow.

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