Canadian DMCA Hide And Seek -- With Bonus Wikipedia Edits

from the where'd-it-go--now dept

Despite the expectations that the new Canadian DMCA would be released Wednesday, it appears that the bill's introduction has been delayed as the guy behind it, Jim Prentice, figures out what to do. Some reports note that Prentice apparently promised the recording industry that the bill would be introduced before the summer, which seems fairly ridiculous. Why should he promise one industry anything -- especially when there's so much consumer and business opposition to the bill? In the meantime, though, while not introducing the bill, it does appear that folks in Prentice's office have been busy scrubbing Wikipedia to make sure this controversy isn't on Prentice's page.
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Filed Under: canada, copyright, dmca, jim prentice, michael geist, wikipedia


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  1. identicon
    Noah Callaway, 4 Jun 2008 @ 10:44pm

    Wiki Scrubbing

    My favorite thing about people attempting to "scrub" their Wikipedia article is that it usually just leads to a reference on their Wikipedia article about their attempts to scrub it.

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    Grokk, 5 Jun 2008 @ 12:29am

    Re: Wiki Scrubbing

    and if he had not done anything to his Wikipedia site (or had his staff do it) then I wouldn't even know who he was.

    I had heard about the Canadian DMCA recently, but now there's a name to go along with the evil.

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  3. identicon
    dorpass, 5 Jun 2008 @ 1:38am

    Where's angry dork?

    Can't wait for angry douche to pipe in screaming how this is all a conspiracy and the best law ever is being blocked from coming to life.

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  4. identicon
    Redaer, 5 Jun 2008 @ 2:53am

    Brilliant

    I love it when evil people shoot themselves on the foot!

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  5. identicon
    eleete, 5 Jun 2008 @ 4:00am

    Vandalism

    Vandalism. Funny how wikipedia got the wording Juuuuuuust right ! Now what's the term for buying a new law ? Or bullying smaller countries into enforcing a law no citizen should want ?
    eleete

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    Angry Douche, 5 Jun 2008 @ 5:11am

    This is the best law ever

    Why are they blocking this law from coming to life?

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  7. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 5 Jun 2008 @ 8:24am

    Re: Brilliant

    but it makes me giddy when they miss the foot and hit the face

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  8. identicon
    Angry Douche, 5 Jun 2008 @ 8:39am

    Re: Where's angry dork?

    THIS IS ALL A CONSPIRACY!! THE BEST LAW EVER IS BEING BLOCKED FROM COMING TO LIFE.

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  9. identicon
    John Wilson, 5 Jun 2008 @ 9:07am

    Gee, I wonder why?

    Let me count the ways Prentice doesn't want to introduce this thing.

    1) The recording industry (RIAA) may not recognize this but the mere act of introducing a Bill in the Commons doesn't pass it. Given that the Tories are a minority Government it could even be defeated on first reading. Almost unheard of but possible.

    2) The last thing the Tories want is to stuff this thing into Committee during the summer where it will fester till the Commons comes back into session in October. Given that the committee will be dominated by opposition members this would be a wonderful way for the opposition to actually (finally?) cause some productive mischief.

    3) There's an election coming. Sooner or later, probably sooner there'll be a federal election. Does Stephen Harper really want to fight one where a major issue could turn out to be a buy-a-law from lobbyists from the United States and massive pressure from the US Ambassador? Copyright may need to be updated but this kind of thing will cost the Tories dearly with little need for investment in creating an issue for the Liberals, NDP, Bloc and so on. Time to push the nationalist button anyone?

    What the hell is the rush, anyway?

    ttfn

    John

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    dffd, 15 Mar 2009 @ 3:07am

    fdffsd

    df

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