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.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter

Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Special Affiliate Offer

Essential Reading
Techdirt Insider Chat
Recent Stories

This site, like most other sites on the web, uses cookies. For more information, see our privacy policy. Got it

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.