Canadian DMCA lobbying: what's good public policy, again?

October 14, 2009

You're probably not aware that the Canadian government is currently trying to make our copyright system far more broken than the American's (which is about as horrific as you get right now on earth). One special-interest group in Canada has an intersting take on public policy in general:

``Access Copyright submits that good public policy should not be dictated by legalizing common public practices.''

Riiiiiiight. Instead, it should be dicatated by the gentle wisdom of special-interest groups and large corporate interests (Access Copyright is both). In the above case, they submit that it should be illegal to put CD-based music on your mp3 player, make any copies whatsoever of anything (even backups) and oppose the inter-library loan system (!).