RCMP helps mis-named Anti-Counterfeiting Network in propaganda campaign

Please see the Government of Canada press release: A Cross-Canada Educational Initiative to Raise Awareness and Combat Product Counterfeiting and Copyright Piracy.

The Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN) is a lobby group with an extremely biased special interest opinion on this area of policy. The entertainment lobby (entertainment software, movies, music) are carrying out a misinformation campaign trying to equate non-profit illegal knowledge sharing by citizens, commercial copyright infringement (piracy) and counterfeiting -- policy areas that are quite distinct, and cannot be rationally merged. Given this, they will be incapable of carrying out an educational roll, as necessary as we all agree this education is.

This is obviously an worse situation than the Captain Copyright scandal given these folks are an even more "special" interest group.

The CACN Reality tour features presentations by the CACN, the RCMP, the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association (CMPDA), the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Health Canada, the Canadian Recording Industry (CRIA), the Canadian Standards Association International (CSA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Cisco Systems, the Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports Logos (CAPS), and the Eaton-Yale Company.