Anti-Piracy Outfits Call Canada to Adopt New LawsFor the last 7 years, the Canadians have struggled to keep their copyright legislation clean from the foreign influences. However, now the entertainment industry is once again trying to meddle with the local copyright legislation.
For instance, the country’s Intellectual Property lead lobby group, which represents the interests of music, film, software and pharmaceutical organizations, has published a new policy document in order to establish the legislative priorities. This move breaks our hopes that SOPA and ACTA are dead and buried. The Canadian government isn’t going to apply the exact rules established by those two bills, but is rather considering the alternative of enforcing rules similar to them. The rules include blocking online services, massive surveillance, and whatever else sounds good for the industries.
Local entertainment industry recommends the government to include the version of SOPA and implement ACTA, allow for new searches power without court permission and criminalize the Intellectual Property theft.
Despite the fact that there were massive boycotts against the above mentioned bills all over Europe and respectively the United States (which eventually managed to convince lawmakers and lobbyists to refuse from their support), the largest corporate lobbyists aren’t going to change this tactic or just consider people’s opinion. Instead, the lobbyists are still doing their best to push such laws, hoping that they will eventually be accepted.
In case all or a part of their recommendations will somehow be implemented, the country will receive one of the most aggressive and oppressive regimes throughout the globe from the file-sharing point of view.
What is the most interesting is that the industry also demands to invest into a copyright police force, while the UN envoy revealed that some citizens in the country are even unable to afford food!