June 26, 2008

Woe, Canada

If any Yanks reading this think that our nation's Digital Millenium Copyright Act is bad enough (and it is), wait until you read about C–61, the "Canadian" version of the DMCA.

I put that in quotes because while there are some in the Canadian government backing the bill, the real pressure, as Michael Geist points out throught his blog, is coming from south of their border.

How bad is C–61? Check out the laundry list of prohibitions for yourself.

Then have a look at this response to the bill, courtesy of Open Source Cinema:

And here is its corresponding Creative Commons license, for the record.

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