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« on: January 15, 2007, 11:58:24 AM »

Apparently, based on a law that is in the works, sweeping changes could be made the Canadian copyright laws.  I could not find the text of the proposed law(s), but the articles mention that recording a movie or show or ripping a CD (legitimately purchased) to MP3 would become infringement.  If that is true, it would be likely that review websites hosted in Canada or created by Canadians would be affected as well.

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2007, 12:11:24 PM »

We don't have fair use laws in the UK and generally it doesn't affect us, although we are all technically law breakers now...  Hatred

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007, 08:41:48 PM »

Proud NOT to be a Canadian. I'll rip, burn, copy, fry, sautee anything I want. If I paid for it, then I'm free to do as I please with it.

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 07:45:51 PM »

As a Canadian, I'll oppose that to my dying day. Besides it'll make every person in Canada practically a law-breaker.

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