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Canada introduces anti-piracy legislation

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jun 2007 19:11 User comments (21)

Canada introduces anti-piracy legislation On Friday, Canada introduced a legislation that would criminalize camcording of films in theaters and make the crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
Recently, Japan introduced a similar legislation and Mexico and the US have had legislations in place for a while. The MPAA and other groups estimate that piracy cost the movie industry $6 billion USD per year worldwide and recently Candada has been called a "haven for piracy".

"I don't want this problem of piracy to be seen as an American problem,"
said Kevin Tierney, producer of the Canadian film "Bon Cop, Bad Cop," who admitted that his movie had been bootlegged worldwide, "This is stealing."

Until Friday, it had only been illegal in Canada to camcord a movie if it was meant for commercial use. Authorities however, have had a terrible time enforcing that rule, as it is almost impossible to prove such recordings were done for commercial distribution.

Now, if you are caught recording the film, you can face up to 2 years in prison, and face 5 years if convicted of doing so for commercial distribution.

Source:
Reuters

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21 user comments

12.6.2007 22:15

This is sad, but not really a surprise considering all the lobbying being done to Harper and his gang, that was even reported on by the Toronto Star.

Stupid MPAA and their global domination!

22.6.2007 22:33

to be honest, can you blame them? it isnt really going agaisnt our rights as canadians, its to protect the people who make the movies... ive seen this comming for years and so did all of us, we had it easy.

32.6.2007 22:40
fgamer
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Well all those Canadians can't gloat anymore about how they have it easy. This is only the beginning to the anti-piracy measures that will take place in Canada, expecially with all the lobbying going on.

43.6.2007 2:22

still kinda sad that the US bullied them into it.

53.6.2007 3:52

This legislation should go ahead but not to the level of blocking file sharing.

63.6.2007 7:02

That still won't stop the people from doing it. They get a rush from it and now it'll be more of a rush.

fgamer I have a lot more to "gloat" about still. ummm gee what's free medi-care?
Land of the Free in the US, well at least I can download a song without being charged a couple thousand.

73.6.2007 10:10

Sorry but making it a crime to backup your media is a crime against the populace......

chubbyInc
medi-care dose not work I know I am on it ,the worst thing about Canada's system is the deley for surgerys and such,the US goverment needs to get off its ass and start heavily regulating the drug,insurance and health systems in the US by forcing it to be more aforldable and easier to get it will make things a lot more simple when they start up a full nationwide public health system.

83.6.2007 10:27

this is about the MPAA and the new legislation about cam corders in canada...lets keep it to that instead of blasting the US. and yes im canadian.

93.6.2007 10:29

Originally posted by Paladore:
this is about the MPAA and the new legislation about cam corders in canada...lets keep it to that instead of blasting the US. and yes im canadian.
sigh...sadly there is little reason for cams to be in a theater so havign a reasonable law against it is not so bad.

103.6.2007 10:30

i totally agree, and yes i go to movies a lot but yes there has been more than one occation i didnt go because somone had a cam version i watched instead...i dont blame them for pushing the law, to be honest its about time.

113.6.2007 10:35

Originally posted by chubbyInc:
That still won't stop the people from doing it. They get a rush from it and now it'll be more of a rush.

fgamer I have a lot more to "gloat" about still. ummm gee what's free medi-care?
Land of the Free in the US, well at least I can download a song without being charged a couple thousand.
Well Canadians may have "free" health care, but they don't have much of a military. The U.S. could have "free" health care too..we would just have to cut some corners (axe the Special Forces program, anyone? Nah..)

123.6.2007 10:44

Originally posted by Paladore:
i totally agree, and yes i go to movies a lot but yes there has been more than one occation i didnt go because somone had a cam version i watched instead...i dont blame them for pushing the law, to be honest its about time.
I don't go to movies because I am disabled and cant drive, and well..they do not make movies for me I am not a tween and am not overly shallow so I cant stand what they do with comics and other more modern IPs hollywood can still make a good movie but I dont fool with the BS much anymore I pretty much keep an eye on the comics and game IP's they rape and feed to the more common sheeple...last I saw was emo spidy 3....LOL

Dont get me wrong SPidy 1 was good enough could have been better could have been much much worse, Spidy 2 was so so and 3 pretty much blows....
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133.6.2007 11:41

Here's a link to an article I pirated from Digg about this issue.

Movie Piracy Claims More Fiction Than Fact

Michael Geist definately got into the right racket. I overpayed for many textbooks he wrote during my University days.

143.6.2007 13:46

Originally posted by Paladore:
this is about the MPAA and the new legislation about cam corders in canada...lets keep it to that instead of blasting the US. and yes im canadian.
Well I'm not a Canadian and I have a lot of respect for your country. My country however is run by ignorant fuckwits who are backed by media organizations and financial institutions who control their every move. Please Canada, nuke the US, because we deserve it. k?

153.6.2007 13:50

Originally posted by Paladore:
i totally agree, and yes i go to movies a lot but yes there has been more than one occation i didnt go because somone had a cam version i watched instead...i dont blame them for pushing the law, to be honest its about time.
Not that this will actually stop cams from being released, it will only slow them a bit from Canadian sources. Looks like we'll just have to go back to stealing workprints & dvd screeners to enjoy the latest releases.

163.6.2007 17:10

Well the Medi-care isn't much, but it is better than x number dollars it would cost going to a private clinic.

Windsong, before you start dissing our military think about how many wars the US have actually won! and hmmmm who burnt down the whitehouse back in the day.

174.6.2007 1:55
fgamer
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by Paladore:
this is about the MPAA and the new legislation about cam corders in canada...lets keep it to that instead of blasting the US. and yes im canadian.
Well I'm not a Canadian and I have a lot of respect for your country. My country however is run by ignorant fuckwits who are backed by media organizations and financial institutions who control their every move. Please Canada, nuke the US, because we deserve it. k?
I kinda agree with this statement, we do need a nuken.

185.6.2007 0:40

If you do nuke the US make it as far south as possible so the radiation doesn't creep up here, mkay? Oh, and do it when Harper is visiting please.

195.6.2007 0:45

Quote:
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Originally posted by Paladore:
this is about the MPAA and the new legislation about cam corders in canada...lets keep it to that instead of blasting the US. and yes im canadian.
Well I'm not a Canadian and I have a lot of respect for your country. My country however is run by ignorant fuckwits who are backed by media organizations and financial institutions who control their every move. Please Canada, nuke the US, because we deserve it. k?
I kinda agree with this statement, we do need a nuken.[/quote]
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Nukeing hurts the environment....we needs a culling :X
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jun 2007 @ 0:45

208.6.2007 15:13
animefan
Inactive

The law is against using a camcorder to record a movie in a movie theater.....not against file sharing! Most cams suck anyway....I don;t know why so many people are upset.

2120.7.2007 14:08

There they go again misleading all of the sheeple. The majority of leaks come from the pre-release screener copies.

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