Canadian DMCA Not Really Concerned With User Rights

from the every-day-people?--they-deserve-rights-too? dept

As expected, Canada has finally introduced its version of the DMCA, and it’s pretty much what everyone predicted. The entertainment industry has been pushing this type of legislation for quite some time now. The legislation is clearly designed to “protect” the entertainment industry when there’s still no proof it actually needs protecting. As for consumers, who don’t have the same powerful lobby whispering into politicians ears and contributing to their re-election campaign funds, they don’t seem to get any new rights at all. In fact, they get fewer rights, but we’re told that’s the way it needs to be to save an industry that doesn’t seem interested in actually innovating on its own business model.

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