Originally Posted by Mikeypants
I certainly understand that Canada needs better copyright laws, but this is extreme.
Currently Canadians can share stuff on P2P networks so long as the file(s) was legally purchased in the first place.a judge ruled that it was no different than having a "photocopier in a library" where all books are copyrighted and do not allow for "unauthorised reproductions".
I love that ruling. It just made sense. But theb again, it's also quite unfair for companies.
that does make sense. i'm not very knowledgeable on the subject but to my knowledge the US hasn't even gotten that far yet. it just seems like they are picking people at random to prosecute for copyrighting issues and charging them heinous fines to try to set an example for everyone else. obviously that method isn't really working, especially since more and more artists are releasing their copyrighted material freely online anyway.