On Thursday June 12, Canadaâ€™s Digital Milliennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Bill C-61 was barfed out of generic politician Jim Prenticeâ€™s mouth. It was simultaneously vomit and the sputum of an industry that voraciously profited from inefficient music delivery systems to become the bloated, pussy mess it is today. Read more about it here
Facebook users delayed the bill before and on Thursday morning it is time for protests to grow even louder.Â Minister of Industry Jim Prentice and the Minister of Canadian Heritage JosÃ©e Verner want to lock up all data and destroy the very soul of the internet – sharing and collaboration. They obviously need to readÂ Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business and go back to their other oppressive activities:
The government is ready to introduce controversial new copyright legislation that experts believe will introduce harsh new restrictions on downloading, copying songs to CDs and music players, unlocking cellphones and time-shifting of television shows.
Minister of Industry Jim Prentice and the Minister of Canadian Heritage JosÃ©e Verner will unveil the bill to amend the Copyright Act on Thursday at 10:45 a.m. ET with brief statements, followed by a question-and-answer session with the media.
Industry Minister Jim Prentice is refusing to address the hundreds of questions received byÂ CBC’s search engine about the upcoming copyright law, he wants to wait until the law is passed first, which is a good way to avoid any actual dialog about legislation that affects most Canadians.Â Michael Geist has 10 questions for the minister.Â Geist rightly points out that Canadians have not been consulted on digital copyright reform since 2001 in the pre-YouTube days, which in the digital age is an eternity.