CRIA has issued a press release hailing a Toronto police raid that resulted in criminal charges for counterfeiting of movies, music, video games, electronic equipment, and clothing. The arrests come following six months of investigation. Stopping counterfeiting is a good thing and this is how the system should work. Indeed, CRIA claims that they issued warnings months ago, however, the counterfeiting continued.
Yet CRIA's takeaway in the aftermath of police cooperation leading to a successful investigation and arrests is truly puzzling. According to the release, CRIA President Graham Henderson says "the growing brazenness of counterfeiters and availability of pirated goods are further evidence that Canada needs tougher laws and enforcement to end these criminal activities. The Toronto Police and other legal authorities in Canada need stronger tools and more resources to deter rampant intellectual property theft."
In other words, an incident demonstrating that the law works means that we need new laws?