[d@DCC] Re: DVD "anti downloading" warning message
leyton at fadingwaysmusic.com
Tue Aug 2 13:07:25 EDT 2005
This is a very good point... I've seen the same thing in movie theatres
before as well, the massive anti-piracy campaign was in full swing way
prior to Canadian laws actually making it illegal to download...
I suppose some government agency or someone like CIPPIC *could* sue the
(largely american?) companies for misinformation or some such civil mistep?
> This may have been mentioned before here, but I don't recall seeing it.
> Over the last weekend I rented a DVD movie. It commenced with a highly
> emotive "commercial" saying "downloading is illegal" and "downloading =
> stealing" and "it's against the law". Now the last one is not, to my
> understanding, correct in Canada. In fact, it could be
> the law which I believe is an offence, especially from a large,
> well-lawyered corporation.
> Does anyone know what remedies there are? Could all the offending DVDs be
> removed and a big sign be required (2* as big en franÃais in Quebec)?
> If so, it could be a good way to publicise the issues.
> J C Nash, U of Ottawa
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