Copyright activists want Canada to avoid WIPO treaty

This article by Rafael Ruffolo for ComputerWorld Canada discusses WIPO treaty ratification.

At last week’s Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) 2007, held at Seneca College’s York University Campus in Toronto, Rory McGreal, associate vice-president of research at online Athabasca University, discussed his growing concern over new copyright legislation as well as Canada’s potential adoption of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) copyright treaty.

The article also quotes Barry Sookman and I. We have have debated about this issue in the past. Mr. Sookman claims that it is a "choice" for people to purchase content that is only accessable with devices where they have waived their property rights. I believe that this is a combined circumvention of competition law (section 77 on tied selling and refusal to deal) and property law, and is a technique harmful to the economy that should be clearly illegal.