Sunday, 4 September 2011

And so it continues... #42: U.S. swayed Canada on copyright bill

It looks like the next 4 years are going be filled with a lot of banging of heads (not the music-related kind - more like the against-a-wall kind), so I figure I might as well keep the list going of reasons why it's even more painfully obvious why our government does not act in it's own citizens' best interests (even more so than last time).  So to kick things off, here's reason #42: U.S. swayed Canada on copyright bill.  Stunningly, a policy director for then industry minister Tony Clement suggested it might help U.S. demands for a tough copyright law if Canada were placed among the worst offenders on an international piracy watch list. Days later, the U.S. placed Canada alongside China and Russia on the list.