Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bill C-11

Okay guys, I'm not sure if you guys of heard of it yet, but Bill C-11 might be passed tomorrow! We were talking about this in IT and basically, it's the Canadian version of SOPA and ACTA. It permits the police to look at EVERYTHING that's on your computer withOUT a warrant on suspicion that you might be doing illegal activity online or on your computer, like child porn or downloading music, tv episodes and movies. They can go through EVERYTHING on your computer without you permission!! And all they need is suspicion that you might be doing illegal activity. SUSPICION, not PROOF!! Here's an email that might help you better understand it:
The Conservative government is getting ready to pass a Copyright Act that has one of the most restrictive digital lock provisions in the world. This bill will make it illegal to copy a DVD so you can watch it on your tablet - even if you are not infringing on copyright.

Liberals have listened to consumers, educators, artists, creators, innovators, and ordinary Canadians and acted transparently to propose amendments that strike equilibrium.

In less than 24 hours, Bill C-11 will be reviewed clause-by-clause in a Special Committee before being passed. This is our last chance to amend this bill and defend users’ rights. But we need your help to make them law. Now is the time to stand up for fair and balanced legislation. That's where you come in.

We have seen in recent months that, united, we can force the Conservative government to listen to you.

Please click here to sign right now - and tell the Conservative Government that it should not be illegal to circumvent a digital lock for a purpose that does not infringe on copyright.

Then please forward this email to friends and share the petition on Facebook and Twitter as widely as possible before the committee meets.

Tell the Committee: user rights trump digital locks

Thank you.

Geoff Regan
Member of Parliament -- Halifax West
Room 645 Confederation Bldg. | House of Commons | Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
( 613-996-3085 | |

If you need more information, search it up on Google. You'll find lots of information. After, sign the petition here or . Tell your friends and family about it. It's tomorrow, and it's urgent. It's the future of internet privacy in Canada- NO PRIVACY!!! Keep spreading the word!


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