Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bill C-61

Meh, some acquaintances of mine met for a peaceful demonstration surrounding Bill C-61 which aims to make Canada's copyright laws more like those in the US. I haven't had the time to keep up with the bill or to read it and its critcisms, so I didn't feel it was appropriate for me to comment.

But, I am grateful to those who did attend and did voice their concerns as I'm sure that my feelings about the bill would likely be similar.

Hopefully some real dialogue can happen, and the bill can be updated to reflect everyone's interests not just the large companies supposedly fighting piracy. Specifically, I hope that the bill can consider those of us who do not partake in piracy, and our rights to digital mediums as a right of expression and right of backups.

I am sick of paying a 'piracy' tax.

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