Just as reports surface that five Canadian companies have paid over $175,000 in damages arising from copyright infringing software usage [additional coverage here and here], an RCMP corporal has reportedly told a U.S. legal audience that Canadian copyright law is weak, that the way the courts interpret the law is problematic, and that many Canadians feel it is ok to dabble in piracy. While all of these claims can be easily countered, it is incredible to find Canadian law enforcement undermining the public perception of Canadian law, particularly during an election period when there is a virtual silence from public officials.
October 2, 2008
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