Handicapping the horse-race for Canada's new copyright bill

In a fascinating interview with TVOntario's Search Engine podcast, Michael Geist describes and predicts the likely outcome of the years and years of wrangling over Canada's new copyright bill, C-61 C-32, which includes a sweeping DRM clause that makes it illegal to modify your own equipment, even if you're not otherwise breaking copyright law, making it one of the most radical DRM laws in the world. Michael sees reason to hope for a more moderate C-32 in its final form -- I hope he's right.

It All Comes Down to This on Copyright?



  1. So I wonder when this will trickle down to other “equipment” that has a computer in it – which is just about anything these days.

  2. so does this mean it would be illegal to install Linux on a computer or change the version of Linux that was already on it?

    I can see Microsoft and Apple having a wet dream over this one if that’s the case…

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