[mythtv-users] Copyright Legislation in Canada
Charles philip Chan
cpchan at sympatico.ca
Wed Jul 9 17:43:57 UTC 2008
Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> writes:
> If there is no technical protection measure on the original recording,
> how could this be considered circumventing a technical protection
AFAIK PVRs are allowed, but must comform to the PVR section of the bill
with such "nice" features:
| "Bill C-61: PVRs built in compliance with the bill are not allowed to
| keep a permanent library of your shows. They will be built with a
| limited amount of storage and with no backup capability, and just to be
| safe, all shows recorded on a PVR will be deleted if they are kept for
| longer than a pre-specified amount of time."
| ripping songs from your legally purchases CDs, if it has any copy
| protection whatsoever, on it will earn you a $500 fine per song. No
| more MP3's on your MCE (or MP3 player) No more "My Videos"
This renders the PVR function, DVD playing + archiving (DeCSS), and CD
playing + archive of MythTV illegal in Canada.
> I agree. This law should not pass based on the little I've read about
> it, however even if it does, I still don't see how MythTV would be
> illegal in any way.
I believe I have answered that. I am not a pirate, I just want my "fair
dealing" rights for time + space shifting and backup of my legally
purchased CDs and DVDs.
> Oh, I also hate top-posting. Maybe there should be a law about that.
I agreed. ;-)
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