June 17th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Canadian Bill C-61 - Another DMCA with a lot of problems
Last week Bill C-61 was introduced in the Canadian parliament. Supposedly it protects digital media from copyright infringement.
To be clear, it's a bit better then US DMCA. The danger in C-61 is that it will not serve only to protect the copyright of music and video files, but will possibly hamper the usage of legally purchased material.
I would focus on the element of bypassing encryption or protection. We all bypass some form of protection or encryption, even for a fully legitimate purpose.
Here are several actions you probably won't be able to do, since they'll become infringements
- Transferring your legally purchased music from a CD to your IPod
- Playing a region 2/3/4/5/6 DVD that a visitor/tourist/student purchased legally and brought with him for his personal use
- Using copy/paste from electronic books for quoting within research papers
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June 19th, 2008, 01:00 PM
None of which are detectable, and are therefore irrelevant?
Transferring your legally purchased music from a CD to your IPod
Playing a region 2/3/4/5/6 DVD that a visitor/tourist/student purchased legally and brought with him for his personal use
Using copy/paste from electronic books for quoting within research papers
Actually, whilst most lawyers and other reptiles might strike you as sub-morons, they probably earn far more than you?
Also, politicians quite like their jobs
#2 If it is not illegal to play it on a player designed for that region, then the scumbags' profit gouging WILL NOT be supported by any court, or political party that does not wish to go into meltdown.
#3 Impossible to detect. You can type it, so you can C&P. The issue is whether you can use the material, not how you do it.
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