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Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen Slam Canadian DMCA

Two of Canada's leading papers have issued masthead editorials critical of the Canadian DMCA. The Vancouver Sun doesn't pull any punches in its review of Bill C-61:

the amendments are draconian. While Prentice attempted to sell them as a balance between the rights of content creators and consumers, it's clear that consumers – and in many cases, creators – can only lose should the new regime become law.

The editorial concludes:

The fact that the bill relies on the American method is not just a coincidence, either, as it is almost entirely the result of the intense pressure U.S. authorities placed on Ottawa. In contrast, there was precious little public consultation during drafting of the proposed law. Prentice claims that the bill is a "win-win," though it's not entirely clear who will win. What is clear is that if the bill becomes law, all consumers, and many content creators, are destined to lose.

The Ottawa Citizen, meanwhile, laments that "enforcement will be difficult, if not impossible, and it will limit uses of digital material that have nothing to do with piracy."  It concludes that:

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June 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

VueWeekly on the Canadian DMCA

VueWeekly, an independent Edmonton-based weekly, has an article critical of the Canadian DMCA, with comments from Wide Mouth Mason drummer Safwan Javed.

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June 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

“Is Big Brother Getting a Boost?”

So asks the Owen Sound Sun-Times in a editorial about the Canadian DMCA that appears in several Osprey Media newspapers throughout Ontario.  The editorial opens with "proposed legislation is going to make Canada a nation of criminals."  Local media coverage is similarly negative – the Westcoaster titles its coverage "copywrong […]

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June 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

deBeer on Copyright Spin

My colleague Jeremy deBeer considers whether Bill C-61 is win-win or spin-spin in the National Post.

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June 16, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

“Copyright Law Heavy-Handed”

As the negative letters pile up at the Toronto Star (here, here, here) and the Western Standard's blog criticizes the bill, the Prince George Citizen takes aim at the Canadian DMCA.

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June 16, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads