Canada’s House of Commons resumes next week with continued hearings on the new copyright bill, C-32.
Some elements of it make me smile, others make me frown. I won’t go into the stupidity of protecting digital locks as some add-on to existing copyright protection. I’ll just keep that in this one paragraph with a hasty analogy: if somebody is trespassing, should the owner of the property claim extra damage because the trespasser also went around an electric fence? Ergo, should everyone put up an electric fence to be fully compensated in the event of a break-in?
(Not that ignoring copyright is anything like breaking into somebody else’s property, of course)