[News] [Rival] Canadadian 'Anti-Free Software' Laws with Microsoft's Help? - Linux

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  1. [News] [Rival] Canadadian 'Anti-Free Software' Laws with Microsoft's Help?

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    Canada moots tough sanctions for DRM flouters

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    | The Canadian government today unveiled a controversial proposal to update the
    | country's copyright laws.
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    | [...]
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    | It's a somewhat confusing solution that government officials behind the bill
    | call a "balanced approach to truly benefit Canadians".
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06...orm_june_2008/

    Microsoft's role can be found at the bottom. More intellectual monopoly:

    RAF strafes Next in pirated duvet copyright rumpus

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    | The Royal Air Force is suing a high-street shopping chain for violating its
    | intellectual property rights.
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06...he_bedspreads/


    Last week:

    Red Hat founder speaks against Canada's copyright reform

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    | Lulu Inc. CEO Bob Young is a major voice in the open source software
    | industry, but according to him the entire community has been unjustifiably
    | ignored throughout the Canadian government's copyright reform initiatives.
    |
    | Last year, the Conservative government vowed to adopt copyright laws which
    | would make it illegal to modify or remove any device or software fitted with
    | a technical protection measures (TPMs). After months of hearsay and numerous
    | delays, the buzz on Parliament Hill now suggests a proposed copyright bill
    | from Industry Minister Jim Prentice is imminent.
    |
    | In the wake of these rumors -- which many industry activists have begun
    | referring to as the Canadian version of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright
    | Act (DMCA) -- a new open source software alliance has added their name to the
    | lengthy list of opposition to the Industry Minister's soon-to-be-unveiled
    | legislation.
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    http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008...pyright-reform


    Recent:

    Microsoft Misleads on Copyright Reform

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    | The Hill Times this week includes an astonishingly misleading and factually
    | incorrect article on Canadian copyright written by Microsoft.
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    http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/2670/125/


    Canadian DMCA On Hold?

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    | Rumours tonight indicate that the government has again decided to delay
    | introducing the Canadian DMCA. *With the House of Commons off next week and
    | the budget coming the following week, if this is true it would appear that
    | there will be no copyright legislation for at least another month (assuming
    | there is no election). * *
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    http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/2694/125/


    Related:

    CD copying OK, DRM circumvention not OK

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    | Circumventing DRM to make copies for personal use will remain illegal for
    | consumers, under copyright reform proposals floated by the UK government
    | today....Copyright law should also recognise that consumers can legitimately
    | make copies of copyright material they've already bought, the government
    | proposes. * *
    |
    | Speaking at the launch today, Lord Triesman said it made no sense to prevent
    | someone making a playlist for use in the car from material they had
    | legitimately purchased. *
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01...yright_reform/


    Microsoft: We Like DRM

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    | Steve Jobs wants the music business to drop restrictions for digital
    | tunes. But Microsoft, which began competing head to head with Apple
    | in the digital music business last fall, is happy with the way things
    | are, says media exec Robbie Bach.
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    http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/08/zun...rtner=yahootix
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  2. Re: [News] [Rival] Canadadian 'Anti-Free Software' Laws with Microsoft's Help?

    "Roy Schestowitz" schreef in bericht
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    > Canada moots tough sanctions for DRM flouters
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    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | The Canadian government today unveiled a controversial proposal to
    > update the
    > | country's copyright laws.
    > |
    > | [...]
    > |
    > | It's a somewhat confusing solution that government officials behind the
    > bill
    > | call a "balanced approach to truly benefit Canadians".
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    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06...orm_june_2008/
    >
    > Microsoft's


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