Canada launches new copyright bill

July 2008

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Canada , currently out of favour with its North American neighbours over its failure to implement what US considers to be acceptable copyright legislation, now has a new bill on that very matter. Industry Minister Jim Prentice is set to table a bill that will allow users to be fined up to $500 for each “personal use download” that they partake in through peer-to-peer file-sharing. The bill will also make it illegal to unlock cellphones, copy music-protected CDs to iPods, and copy time-shifted TV shows to PVRs.

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