Today I was engaged in a long discussion about the current state of copyright law in Canada. Never before have I seen such a confusing and almost specifically designed to be unclear, set of legislation.
After browsing all over the internet and trying to get a handle on it, this is what I’ve established
1. Per-to-per downloading is legal because of
2. The private copying levy, that we pay a “tax” on all blank media
3. The law surrounding movies is even more vague
4. At least we don’t live in a copyright dictatorship like the U.S.
A lot of what I’ve discovered has come from Michael Geist’s blog.