Originally Posted by ficbot
My issue with this law is that by criminalizing digital lock removal, they have set up a slippery slope they might not have intended. If buying a legal copy and stripping the DRM to read on your preferred device is now just as 'illegal' as downloading a free copy off the torrent sites, what incentive would a user have to choose the legal copy over the pirated one? Yes, piracy is 'wrong.' But now, so is stripping DRM off a legal copy. So, if you are going to 'break the law' anyway, why not have the free, unlocked version?
That's an interesting point. I'm not going to advocate such a thing, but I wonder if there will be a spike in Canadian piracy and a correlating drop in Canadian sales, and if so, will that prompt a change to the law?