IFPI Complains That Canada's New Copyright Bill Not Draconian Enough

from the make-it-worse! dept

Perhaps not a surprise, but Michael Geist points us to the news that the IFPI is complaining that Canada's new copyright bill doesn't go far enough in protecting its obsolete business model:
"The publishing of this bill is only the beginning of a process, and some of its provisions must be amended in order to bring Canada in line with its international treaty obligations as well as evolving international norms. As it is, it simply does not go far enough to protect creators and producers in the digital environment."
This is despite the fact that Canada already has numerous draconian copyright provisions, extremely limited exceptions and a blank media tax that already assumes most Canadians are criminals. But, this is the recording industry we're talking about. They won't be satisfied until absolutely everything it doesn't control is locked down.
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 10 Jun 2010 @ 6:53am

    Re: Re: "obsolete business model"

    "I would love a monopoly on the sale of hamburgers."

    You've probably innocently mentioned a wish that set me off, so I'm going to violate my own rule of not commenting more than once a day on a topic. -- And to an Anonymous Coward.

    Your longing for a monopoly is reprehensible. It's stating you wish government *force* to be used against your fellow humans for your *unearned* benefit. I could go on, but doubt that you're serious. -- However, others *are* serious and actually *do* more than wish, and if successful, overcome all civilized inclinations so that conscience doesn't nag them, and turn blind eyes to the suffering they inflict. Money and power are corrupting, and doesn't take much of either to be *absolutely* corrupted.

    As said, I'm a Populist. I only want reasonable limits placed on what I *know* by all human history are corrupting to anyone's soul, and consequently, a direct hazard to me and all decent people who just want to *trade* labor with equals, not be exploited for the gain of a few who crave only POWER. History is mostly a record of tyranny. We've been living in *the* most unusual period of human history ever, due to freedom won from tyrants, but new ones (and many of the old ones) are now turning otherwise wonderful technology into computerized control of slaves.

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