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A Week in the Life of the Canadian DMCA: Part Four

The week in the life of the Canadian DMCA continues (day one, day two, day three) with Diane. Diane, who is four years old, is a huge fan of  the popular TV character Dora the Explorer.  For her birthday, she received four Dora DVDs.  Given Diane’s habit of scratching them, […]

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June 19, 2008 28 comments News

A Week in the Life of the Canadian DMCA: Part Four

The week in the life of the Canadian DMCA continues (day one, day two, day three) with Diane. Diane, who is four years old, is a huge fan of  the popular TV character Dora the Explorer.  For her birthday, she received four Dora DVDs.  Given Diane’s habit of scratching them, […]

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June 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

A Week in the Life of the Canadian DMCA: Part One

Many people have written to ask for concrete examples of how the Canadian DMCA would impact everyday activities.  In response, today I'm going to start a five part series of a typical Canadian family's potential encounter with the law.  The fictional family consist of:

Jim and Josee live in a Calgary suburb together with their three children Stephen (age 16), Rona (age 10), and Diane (age 4).  Jim is the chief librarian at the National Energy Library, while Josee teaches media and communications at a local high school.

This post focuses on Jim.  Soon after he arrives into the office on Monday morning, he is contacted by a researcher located in the field who asks him to track down an article and to email an electronic copy as soon as possible.  Jim finds the article, scans and sends it via email.  After work, he drops into the local HMV and purchases a DVD copy of the movie Juno.  At home, he transfers a copy of the movie to his video iPod for viewing on an upcoming business trip.

If the Canadian DMCA becomes law, all of Jim's copying activities arguably violate the law.

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June 16, 2008 50 comments News

A Week in the Life of the Canadian DMCA: Part One

Many people have written to ask for concrete examples of how the Canadian DMCA would impact everyday activities.  In response, today I'm going to start a five part series of a typical Canadian family's potential encounter with the law.  The fictional family consist of:

Jim and Josee live in a Calgary suburb together with their three children Stephen (age 16), Rona (age 10), and Diane (age 4).  Jim is the chief librarian at the National Energy Library, while Josee teaches media and communications at a local high school.

This post focuses on Jim.  Soon after he arrives into the office on Monday morning, he is contacted by a researcher located in the field who asks him to track down an article and to email an electronic copy as soon as possible.  Jim finds the article, scans and sends it via email.  After work, he drops into the local HMV and purchases a DVD copy of the movie Juno.  At home, he transfers a copy of the movie to his video iPod for viewing on an upcoming business trip.

If the Canadian DMCA becomes law, all of Jim's copying activities arguably violate the law.

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June 16, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA