Here it comes…

According to a Canadian Press article posted by the CBC, the government will introduce a bill this afternoon to update the Copyright Act. We’ve known this day would come, and it’s finally here. What I’ve read so far is not encouraging.

Much of what I’ve read has also been poorly written. The general media simply doesn’t understand the issues they’re reporting. The article, “Copyright Act changes to be revealed” says:

For example, overriding the copyright code on a song to burn it to a CD would violate the act.

Copyright code? Overriding this code? They’re talking about DRM or more simply, copy protection. What they’ve written is gibberish, however. No one knows everything, but news organizations should make sure their writers don’t embarrass themselves.

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