I posted the following as a comment to Michael Geist's blog. The context is Barry Sookman's ongoing claims that Canada is a "piracy haven", and that the reason is lax copyright laws.
The core of Sookman's message seemed to be that according to Torrent sites hosted in Canada, Canada has lax copyright laws. His "solution" is to change Canadian law.
But if you look at the source of the claim that Canadian law is lax, it is his clients. The legitimate solution would be for him and his clients to stop misleading people (ranging from politicians to torrent sites) about the state of Canadian law. If more Canadians believe that Canadian law is lax, then Mr Sookman and his clients are to blame -- not Canadian law.
I think it is time to put more energy into dispelling the myths that Sookman and others are pushing, and educating Canadians and others about the strength (tilted in favour of the interests of incumbent copyright holders) of existing Canadian copyright law.