Canada's Copyright Disaster

Canada faces a copyright disaster. Next week, Canada’s Industry Minister is set to introduce a revision of the Copyright Act. A similar revision in the United States produced the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which has hobbled innovation and produced lawsuits against ordinary people while failing in its aim to stop piracy. The government has not consulted with Canadians, but by all accounts the Canadian law has been written in close consultation with American interests. Over the past few days thousands of angry Canadians have joined the Fair Copyright for Canada group on Facebook to work to stop this law. There isn’t much time. Canadians who want Canadian culture and innovation to maintain vibrant and independent should join us by writing to their newspapers and members of Parliament (scroll down for contact information) immediately to stop this disaster from becoming law.