The Canadian Paliment is set to hear another round of Bill C-32, their version of the American DMCA that will make it illegal to remove DRM software "locks" from copyright protected digital media, even for lawful purposes. The bill has been proposed before and failed but pressure from Hollywood and RIAA has lead to a strengthened vision of the legislation. Globe and Mail via BoingBoing
C'mon, Canada. I thought you were cool. Don't repeat the mistakes of the past by giving power over to those crazy folks in Hollywood. Look at what they did to Tom Cruise. I understand the need to protect copyright, but Canada is supposed to be this awesome winter wonderland where everybody leaves their doors unlocked and stuff. So c'mon, go for the softer approach and show your downstairs neighbors how it's done. Pssst... if anyone knows where I can download the last episode of Doctor Who, lmk!