Truth about myths about myths about file sharing in Canada

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4 Responses to “Truth about myths about myths about file sharing in Canada”

  1. KanedaJones says:

    hey geekdadcanada don’t forget to add the way over the air HD is going..

    I used to get multiple channels over the air in HD living here in southern ontario (I refuse to pay for TV), meaning I was getting 1 american, with 2 underpowered – 4 canadian, 2 more underpowered.

    with major networks dragging there feet on the canadian version of the switch and those who already have switched lowering there voltage after a month or two.. they are forgetting that when I watch my fave shows on tv I watch ads and when I download or by the box sets they are outa the revenue loop.

    I agree, canadian implementation of the (mostly american) media conglomerate’s wishes are driving the illegal download market thru the roof.

  2. KanedaJones says:

    oh and geekdadcanada I bought a nice phillips dvr but since it has no cablebox tv guide programming it just takes the place of my old vcr, and has none of the benefits of a proper Tivo.. HD too, but really, its gimped and its a rare find in canada.

  3. GeekDadCanada says:

    Another issue I have as a digital consumer in Canada is that it’s nearly impossible to find legal ways to view or purchase digital content.

    Most online streaming sites(Hulu, ABC, NBC, CBS, Comedy Central etc) are US only. I know you can view them using a proxy, but that’s not the point.

    Purchasing digital content is even worse. Amazon.com, walmart.com and others have DRM free mp3s, but are US only, as is Zune Marketplace.

    On the video side, no Netflix, Sony Video marketplace, and Xbox video marketplace is bare bones, as is the iTunes video section. Even with a proxy, these sites allow only US credit card transactions.

    So my choices for digital content in Canada remain either ripping DVDs after I purchase them(which has all its own legal issues), or downloading illegal copies. With no cable cards even recording digital cable signals is impossible unless you want to watch it only on the box you recorded it on. (No digital Tivo)

    With the content owners blocking almost all legal digital purchases, what choices do Canadians really have?

  4. Ugly Canuck says:

    I wish these people would stop whining and just eat their cake already.

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