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Old 02-19-2010, 01:17 PM   #16
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Heh. The funny thing is I had just read this post:

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/...calls-for.html

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Old 02-19-2010, 01:29 PM   #17
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Heh. The funny thing is I had just read this post:

http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/...calls-for.html

before jumping over to mobileread.
lol, yes, the Ars article mentions that they want Canada to keep all the parts of their laws that are harsher than US law, and tighten the screws on the "weak" parts.

In all seriousness, the efforts to homogenize legal systems for the benefit of corporate IP are getting pervasive enough that it is frightening as well as obnoxious.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:22 PM   #19
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This is great! The IIPA (the umbrella group for the RIAA et al) has released a report that says, among other things, that "no other country is farther behind the curve in combating copyright infringement in cyberspace."

They suggest that Canada be included with Russia and China, be on the "priority watch list", even above the regular "watch list", which includes places like Uzbekistan.

Honestly, knowing that this server is in the Great White North, just posting here makes me feel dirty...

The report suggests that the US government put the screws to you Canadians, pressuring for changes in Canadian law like removing caps on damages and outlawing circumvention of DRM for legal uses.

EDIT: Whoops! Looks like they either took the document down, or screwed up the link. The download page is here. More information from Ars Technica.

EDIT2: To avoid any confusion, the title of this thread makes reference to the "Blame Canada!" song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7UKllR0Edo - a cartoon <EDIT>not</EDIT> done by Canadians, BTW), and is intended as a joke, to point out the absurdity of singling out Canada, with its perfectly reasonable laws, as some sort of failed, pirate state. As in "Things aren't going the way you want? Hmm, I know, BLAME CANADA!" Apparently this was somewhat unclear to some posters.
I always knew there was something wrong with them sneaky, dirty, frozen Canucks! (Seriously, how can *anyone* hate a country that has a maple leaf on their flag! )

So all we have to do is carpet-nuke Canada and the 'e-book piracy' problem disappears? You mean all those underhanded Eastern European e-book piracy sites will fold if Canada ceases to exist? Have at it!

Yeah. Right.

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Old 02-19-2010, 04:24 PM   #21
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I always knew there was something wrong with them sneaky, dirty, frozen Canucks! (Seriously, how can *anyone* hate a country that has a maple leaf on their flag! )

So all we have to do is carpet-nuke Canada and the 'e-book piracy' problem disappears? You mean all those underhanded Eastern European e-book piracy sites will fold if Canada ceases to exist? Have at it!

Yeah. Right.

Not!

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You'd be shooting yourselves in the foot. MR's main servers are in Troglodyte Canada!
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:02 PM   #23
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This is great! The IIPA (the umbrella group for the RIAA et al) has released a report that says, among other things, that "no other country is farther behind the curve in combating copyright infringement in cyberspace."

They suggest that Canada be included with Russia and China, be on the "priority watch list", even above the regular "watch list", which includes places like Uzbekistan.

Honestly, knowing that this server is in the Great White North, just posting here makes me feel dirty...

The report suggests that the US government put the screws to you Canadians, pressuring for changes in Canadian law like removing caps on damages and outlawing circumvention of DRM for legal uses.

EDIT: Whoops! Looks like they either took the document down, or screwed up the link. The download page is here. More information from Ars Technica.

EDIT2: To avoid any confusion, the title of this thread makes reference to the "Blame Canada!" song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7UKllR0Edo - a cartoon <EDIT>not</EDIT> done by Canadians, BTW), and is intended as a joke, to point out the absurdity of singling out Canada, with its perfectly reasonable laws, as some sort of failed, pirate state. As in "Things aren't going the way you want? Hmm, I know, BLAME CANADA!" Apparently this was somewhat unclear to some posters.
Well, of course...it is ALWAYS the fault of those wacky Canookians!! I mean even John Candy declared war on them... BTW, I did get your reference just from the title...and the irony/sarcasm (I always get those two bass ackwards... )

BTW, anyone who has ever shipped merchandise to Canada knows it's a Canadian national sport to try and frustrate Canada Post so extending that to copyright stuff is not a huge stretch of the "imagination"... Soooo, suuurrrre, let's just always BLAME CANADA....

Anyone who doubts this needs to google:

Canada aircraft history AVRO arrow

You can toss in Aykroyd as well to get the movie, which was really fun btw...

Then watch the movie The Arrow (or there has to be a book as well)...so, yup gotta blame them there Canookians...and Red Green of course.
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Ah yes. Our (People's Republic of Kalifourkneeyah) northern cousin, the FPRQ (Francophonic People's Republic of Quebec). Never been there but friends who've visited say that I wouldn't be able to distinguish it from home - well, except for the cold.

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