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ESA Canada Endorses Controversial Copyright Bill

From NextGen Player:

"Those of you that follow Canadian politics are probably aware that the federal Conservatives recently tabled a copyright reform Bill that if passed, will have a significant impact on Canadian copyright law - and Canadian gamers.

Bill C-61 outlines what rights consumers will have to copy intellectual property such as books, newspapers, photographs, music and video games. The new bill would expressly allow buyers of intellectual property to reproduce one copy of each item per device owned, such as a computer or a game console.

So how will this affect video gaming in Canada?"

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JoelR3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

Join the Fight (C-61 is bad ... makes the DCMA seem weak)

Prentice should be honest about the core anti-circumvention rules that are likely to mirror the DMCA and run counter to the concerns of business, education and consumer groups

Fair Copyright for Canada!

for a more complete picture:
http://www.cbc.ca/technolog...

currently opposing this draconian document of internet death is:

Canadian artists, librarians and students, as well as a business coalition made up of some of Canada's biggest companies — including Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp., as well as Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. Option consommateurs, Consumers Council of Canada, Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and Online Rights Canada (OnlineRights.ca)