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ACTRA addresses copyright myths

Briefs | 01/03/2008 7:27 pm EST

In the midst of last month's hubbub over the possible introduction of a new copyright bill in the House of Commons, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) addressed the "myths pertaining to changes to Canada's Copyright Act." Myths debunked by the industry association included: The new changes to the Copyright Act will make it a criminal act for me to time-shift with my VCR or to load music I buy on a CD and load it onto my iPod; the average consumer's privacy will be jeopardized; this will only lead to big music companies suing single mums and innocent users; and this new legislation will mimic the US's Digital Millennium Copyright Act. ACTRA answered the latter by noting "The new amendment has not yet been made public. It is premature to make this assumption."
To read ACTRA's full list of myths and truths, click here.

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