One of the more comprehensive videos found, a piece posted by "The Hour."
"Internet expert and academic Michael Geist outlines the content and implications of Bill C-11, a proposed copyright bill that has been called "Canada's SOPA"."
PRO for C-11
- can legally record TV shows or make backup copies of works
CON for C-11
- Digital locks on media such as DVDs, CDs, eBooks and software, preventing the consumer from sharing the data digitally or copying it to a device (computer, ipod, etc)
- Demands from the music industry pushing for C-11 to be more like SOPA, allowing courts to order the blocking of "piracy enabling" websites.
Sharing digital media has led to innovation, and although we should respect the intellectual and creative copyright of every individual we should watch carefully what we allow our government to regulate. It may mean the end of the internet as we know it as large websites such as YouTube and Wikipedia may be shut down and Google may be forced to only search approved sites.
On the other side, it is commonly agreed upon that recreating an artists canvas work and calling it your own is wrong. However, downloading a discography from a pirate site or live streaming television is acceptable. Are the two fundamentally different?
Is Londonfuse at risk under C-11 and beyond as a website that could potentially induce copyright infringement?