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5 more arrested in Canada for piracy

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 May 2009 22:15 User comments (15)

5 more arrested in Canada for piracy Five more Canadian citizens have been arrested and face jail time and large fines this week, after being accused of pirating and selling DVDs of new full feature releases.
The five citizens are charged with violating Canada’s copyright act, which many, including the United States, believe are very weak. Just two weeks ago, the United States added Canada to its piracy Priority Watch List, calling the nation one of the worst "offenders of copyright piracy."

The current arrests are occurring at a time when the IFPI is telling Canada that free trade talks with Europe will be halted if the nation does not reform its copyright laws.

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15 user comments

112.5.2009 22:26

"The current arrests are occurring at a time when the IFPI is telling Canada that free trade talks with Europe will be halted if the nation does not reform its copyright laws"


Tell them to stuff it

212.5.2009 22:56

i've been thinking of saving loads of cash and moving to canada and starting all over

313.5.2009 1:16

I would really like to answer this thread but I am sure I would just cause, or end up in a political debate.

I do agree though that the arrests are good. To me that really is 'piracy'
Obtaining material, software, music, media and reproducing copies to sell.

well its hard for me to 'bite my tongue' about what other countries want Canada to do,so thats all I will say.

413.5.2009 1:25

Originally posted by Hopium:
i've been thinking of saving loads of cash and moving to canada and starting all over
Be prepared to spend over 1000 for permanent residence. Citizenship costs additional as well. (been there, done that).

And its COLD here! :)

513.5.2009 1:35

Quote:
IFPI is telling Canada that free trade talks with Europe will be halted if the nation does not reform its copyright laws
thats not the IFPI's call, that would be the WTO's call. another empty threat

613.5.2009 9:07

Quote:
Originally posted by Hopium:
i've been thinking of saving loads of cash and moving to canada and starting all over
Be prepared to spend over 1000 for permanent residence. Citizenship costs additional as well. (been there, done that).

And its COLD here! :)
i dont mind the cold at all, im originally from pennsylvania and i love the winter lol. whats a good providence to look into with a decent tech industry?

713.5.2009 13:49

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by Hopium:
i've been thinking of saving loads of cash and moving to canada and starting all over
Be prepared to spend over 1000 for permanent residence. Citizenship costs additional as well. (been there, done that).

And its COLD here! :)
i dont mind the cold at all, im originally from pennsylvania and i love the winter lol. whats a good providence to look into with a decent tech industry?
Canada... Technology...Whahahahahahahaa

813.5.2009 15:15
tavek
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I can care less about the cold, when I used to visit canada its cause tehy had HOT CHICKS, unlike american chiks, canadians were less stuck up & more NICE,

913.5.2009 16:03

British Columbia is the Province to be at! Lower Mainland area has decent weather if you don't mind rain every other day. :)

@ tavek I'm sure every country has their fair share of good looking non-stuck-up chicks, you just have to know where to look.

I think Canada's Law's are adequate. Uploaders and sellers of copyright material is illegal. And as noted above people get arrested.

I don't think I've seen a Made in Canada sticker on any torrented material.

1013.5.2009 17:11

Quote:
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Be prepared to spend over 1000 for permanent residence. Citizenship costs additional as well. (been there, done that).

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And you call that expensive? Try spending 3X,4X that, and getting nothing in return here in US...
I download stuff off the net myself, that's available for free. As for the people that pirate stuff for profit, I could care less if they get impaled.

1113.5.2009 19:53

Hopium, what area of the tech industry are you looking at?

1214.5.2009 1:40

Originally posted by tavek:
I can care less about the cold, when I used to visit canada its cause tehy had HOT CHICKS, unlike american chiks, canadians were less stuck up & more NICE,
People are people, as the saying goes. Toronto is just as bad in crime as my native new orleans. Harsh winters here though, which I wasnt prepared for when I arrived. Much much easier to get citizenship in Canada (coming from U.S.) than vice versa. Bioware is in Edmonton, but Im not sure if that counts as "tech" in the sense another poster was looking for.

Chicks are hotter here than in U.S.? What city?

1315.5.2009 11:45
duke8888
Inactive

Dennis Leary was right about those Canadians LOL.

1415.5.2009 20:14

Hopium


i dont mind the cold at all, im originally from pennsylvania and i love the winter lol. whats a good providence to look into with a decent tech industry?
I would have to say Ontario...Heres a few
http://www.canadian-universities.net/Emp...gy-Ontario.html

Along with AMD/ATI as well.......
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 May 2009 @ 20:15

1518.5.2009 7:08

I guess these laws will become universal as i have said in the past but i really hope they find a loop hole and get out somehow :)

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