Copyright Lobbyists Again Demand That The US Classify Canada As Being A Piracy Hotbed
from the blame-canada dept
Every year, the entertainment industry comes out with some ridiculous report about how Canada is a hotbed of piracy, on par with places like China and Russia. Every year the report asks the US Trade Representative to classify Canada as being on the “Priority Watch List.” And, once again, it’s that time… the International Intellectual Property Assn., a copyright lobbying group, has again complained about rampant Canadian piracy. In the past, Michael Geist has shown in great detail how silly these claims are. This year, it’s gotten so ridiculous that he barely has anything to say at all, but instead simply points back to his responses from the past few years. In the past, the USTR has refused to go along with the IIPA’s demands. Let’s hope that this doesn’t change with the new administration — who, so far, has appeared much more willing to listen to Hollywood’s friends. The only potential good news is that Obama’s first choice for USTR (currently representing Hollywood in Congress — literally) backed away from the job after fearing that “trade” wasn’t a priority to this administration. Just imagine what would have happened if he had taken the job.
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Comments on “Copyright Lobbyists Again Demand That The US Classify Canada As Being A Piracy Hotbed”
I hereby classify the copyright lobbyists as being a hotbed of piracy
I hereby classify the copyright lobbyists as being a hotbed of polluticians
This is stupid. What does one have to fear when being on this “Priority Watch List?” This reminds me of elementary school when one of the teachers would put us on a “star list.”
“Mrs. So-and-so, what happens when we’re on the star list?”
“Oh, nothing really. You are just on the list and can feel good about yourself.”
Watch out Canada! We’re going to put you on our freaking list. Only coal for Christmas this year.
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We need to root out the weapons of mass camcording! And bring the benefits of freedom and democracy to these godless heathens.
take that canada!
i hope you are happy canada because you have no one to blame but yourself.
you are reaping the harvest that is your destruction which you have sown with your blue money and your bagged milk.
Here’s why: We are a hotbed of piracy! Everyone I know downloads everything… But we still go watch all the imaxes! At least someone knows how to give us a good experience!