Canadian DMCA on the table now! - Fight For Our Rights!
Well, normally I don't report on matters outside of the Sony world, but since I am Canadian and this will effect alot of us, even viewing this site might become "illegal" soon here in Canada if this "Made-By-Us-Lobby-Groups" law gets passed here in my home country.
It has been tried before in Canada and lucky it has always failed to get pass or our gov. has been forced into an election, because of the media, and public outcry, hopefully that will happen again.
But the push is on again, and at 3:30pm our gov. tabled the new "Copyright Bill called C-32" which will if passed by our "House of Commons", which the gov. wants to have done by June 21th, alot of common everyday things will be illegal, basically anything with a "digital lock" on it, you will not be able to bypass for any reason.
If you are Canadian, please speak out and fight this by all means possible.
Here is all the related links for more info, and to fight for our rights:
Find attached the full legalize fine print of the C-32 bill, which reading makes for a very sad day indeed, for us fellow canadians if this bill passes as-is! :(
What are you going to do about it? Whine? Bitch?
I just got off the phone with the office of my MP.
I explained -- in detail -- that I am all for protecting the rights of copyright holders but I am outraged at the idea that a "technological protection" will trump any right that the consumer has. I expressed my expectation that he would vote against the bill unless it is amended to allow circumventions for the purposes of fair dealing.
That was the first time ever I took the time to contact a politician. If an introvert such as myself, whose English is not that good (it's my 3rd language) can do it, SO CAN YOU!
Because if this atrocity passes, the question will be WHAT THE FU(K DID YOU DO TO STOP IT? And if you didn't do anything, IT WILL BE YOUR FU(KING FAULT!
So call your MP, both in their home office and in Ottawa. Then follow up with a letter, a handwritten one -- to show your dedication.
Link: Contact your MP.
What are you waiting for?