New copyright law on its way: Industry Canada

A CBC Arts article hilights the fact that the tabling of proposed copyright law changes is coming in the next couple of weeks.

The article repeats a common misinterpretation of BMG vs. Doe which CRIA has been abusing to justify radical backward-facing changes to the law. This case did not say that unauthorized filesharing of music wasn't an infringement, what it said was that the industry needed to provide a minimal level of evidence of infringing activity in order to fulfill the requirements of Canada's privacy legislation to find out who was sharing. So far the industry has been unwilling to collect trivially obtainable evidence of infringing activity.

Please also see a CityNews article that makes the same serious mistake. We need to ensure that adequate letters to the editor are sent to ensure they are aware of this mistake!