Copyright astroturfers target Torontoist

The popular Torontoist blog found that all the comments on its coverage of the new Canadian copyright law were a little…similar. Turns out that Torontoist has been targetted by the astroturf website that the US record-labels started, pretending to be just a group of Canadian citizens worried about copyright. The site has instructed its "members" to correct Torontoist's misapprehension that just because the overwhelming majority of Canadians who participated in the copyright consultation rejected the American approach of protecting DRM, even when DRM was used to take away legal rights, that the Canadian government should listen to its citizens. (Thanks, Ted!)