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    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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    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
    None of which are detectable, and are therefore irrelevant?

    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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