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Seems ironic that the exact same thing is happening in the UK at the moment with the passing of the Digital Economy Bill. Opposition is immense, MP's in the main are uneducated about it (someone tell the UK government that IP does not mean Intellectual Property in this instance) and even the ISP's are angry yet still it's being forced through.
Calm down dude!
I personally don't think anything would happen. First of all this would be complete BS. Why on earth they should have control over what we do with our devices. Next thing is it has never been close to passing once, so it will take a while for it passing. And I think people are clever enough to go against this law. (And I said people not politicians :P )
if the UN could be shut down then it would stop the Digital Economy Bill the UN is the 1 behind it and the root of the problem with also large corporations.
It does not matter how many times a bill is defeated, it only needs to pass once.
Originally Posted by walidahmadi
The strategy is to keep introducing it over and over (C-60, then C-61, now C-32 ad infinitum) until the public gets tired of fighting it. And when enough people say "people are clever enough to go against this law" meaning "somebody other than myself will fight it", then they win.
nah you are just wrong. There is a line that they cannot cross. The government isn't stupid. And I am not saying that you shouldn't be doing anything about it, but I just can't seem all the fuss about it. its just a bill that is gonne get shut down anywayz. so whats all the fuss anywayz.
May be I am a little too confident about it, but still it would be completely silly to turn this into a law. Its more of a joke to me.
One question though that I have, what would happen to those people that would try to research, like lets say if there is someone like GeoHot in Canada, what would he do then. Will it be a crime that he is attempting. And if he shares his findings will he go to jail, or will that knowledge be for informational purposes only. This thing will really be interesting.
to my knowledge it has not passed yet, I've called my MP numerous times (as have my friends/parents) to protest this bill, I've emailed my MP MULTIPLE times (until I got a reply, acknowledging that they would address the matter)
This is the latest update:
The bill passed the first reading, and now it is in "Committee" status for changes, and then it will go to second reading, and then back for last changes and then third reading, and then on to the senate before it can become law.
C-32 Committee Hearings on Hold Until At Least Late January
Thursday December 16, 2010
Despite initial plans for a Bill C-32 hearing yesterday, the Legislative Committee postponed its scheduled hearing. The next hearing is unlikely to occur at least until January 31, 2011.
For all the latest read this blog on bill C-32:
Michael Geist - Blog
Im sorry but this is kind of BS. I think it was either this site or another Forum site that was saying that they are wanting to pull almost the same crap here. Basically the US Gov wants to make a bill that will censor the Internet here. Basically, they want to censor information. Isnt there some kind of Freedom of Information Act to prevent this shit? Might want to see if Canada has the same thing.
Not to mention, if you purchase a product, you bought it: You should be able to do what you want to it. For example:
You have a PS3 and a controller you want to use with it but it cant. So you decide you want to modify one equipment to work with another. Basically, if that Canadian bill passes, you wont be able to do shit with items you yourself purchased? Thats a little ****ed up. If that were to happen here, you know a lot of ppl would riot like hell.
I didnt do it!!!
But if I did, I was justified!!!
60GB (4USB) Fat PS3
- CFW 5.50 GEN-D3
I have sent a few letters myself... Not too get off topic or start a new one or get politcal, but look what happened to the gun law in Canada, and it was passed, lots of money spent/wasted and we ended up going back to what it was before.
If it means anything to us, we will fight it even once the law has passed/ or not passed.
All we can do is wait and see what happens.