by Mike Masnick
Fri, Apr 2nd 2010 4:45pm
If you only listened to the entertainment industry spokeslobbyists, you might think that Canada had no copyright/anti-counterfeiting laws at all. Europe is pushing for massive changes to Canadian copyright law via CETA, and the US entertainment industry insists that ACTA is needed to to drag Canada into the 21st century. Clearly, the laws must not exist. Except... Canada already does have copyright/counterfeiting laws in place, and they seem to work pretty well. Anshar points us to the news that existing laws were used to seize over a quarter of a million counterfeit DVDs. So, what, with CETA or ACTA it would have been half a million?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Moosehead Vs. Mus Knuckle: The Most Canadian Trademark Spat Ever
- Canada Temporarily Drops Out Of Five Eyes Spying Coalition, After Realizing It Wasn't Properly Protecting Information
- Canadian Supreme Court Tightens Up Rules On Law Enforcement's Use Of Cell Tower Dumps
- Theater Sues State Police For Using State Liquor Laws To Walk All Over The First Amendment
- Judge In Free Speech Case Over Twitter Fight Apparently Fooled By Parody Account