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Legality - downloading copyrighted materials in Canada

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by 12bass, Oct 2, 2008.


  1. 12bass

    12bass

    Jan 2, 2003
    Victoria, Canada
    Just as a side note to the now closed thread, downloading copyrighted materials in Canada is legal, although uploading is not.

    Thus, regardless of one's personal ethical convictions, anyone downloading music in Canada is not breaking the law.

    http://grep.law.harvard.edu/articles/03/08/22/1655233.shtml

    Personally, I find that corporate lobbying is pushing fair use to the side for the benefit of corporations over consumers. I'm actively against the Conservative government's Bill C-61 which would effectively nullify all consumer fair use rights for DRMed content.
     

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