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Did you know you might have an extremist, radical anti-copyright agenda?

I have put together a top 10 list of the positions taken by these groups that I will define as their extremist, radical anti-copyright agenda.

No. 10: They support changing the law to reduce damages for copyright infringement.

No. 9: They support the elimination of statutory damages for secondary copyright infringement.

No. 8: They favor rolling back copyright extension; in some cases, radically.

No. 7: They favor the elimination of the songwriter and publisher rights for server, cache and buffer copies.

No. 6: They oppose efforts to obtain the identities of individuals engaged in massive copyright infringement.

No. 5: They support extreme versions of orphan works legislation.

No. 4: They have filed legal briefs supporting anti-copyright positions of Grokster, Napster, LimeWire, Cablevision, Google, YouTube and Verizon.

No. 3: They oppose graduated-response protection for copyright owners.

No. 2: They oppose treaties that support copyright enforcement like the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

No. 1: They actually argue that illegal peer-to-peer file-sharing traffic helps the economy and doesn't hurt songwriters.

This list is from here.

I guess I can see where Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore got his talking points, eh? Love how they spout this stuff in the same breath as saying that we're working on a "made in Canada solution."

(You might also want to see Michael Geist's extensive commentary on our proposed copyright bill, starting here, or try listening to Jesse Brown's Search Engine podcasts on the subject. Basically, it is almost clever, but then shoots itself in the foot, because, you know, the Americans jumped off a cliff, so we have to do that too... grr.)


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