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mandelbr0t's Journal: Canada signs ACTA

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Canada ratified ACTA this weekend. The majority Tory government will pass Bill C-32 soon as well, and Canada will have a DMCA-like law. All that remains is to see if C-32 is constitutional. Law professors such as Michael Geist have put forth arguments that granting a device a right that the device's owner does not have is not constitutional. However, someone is going to have to get arrested under the new law before the Supreme Court will hear any such challenge. Others have put forth arguments about the expense and difficulty of enforcement. I can only hope that the new law is enforced in a reasonable manner -- it is written in such a way that abuses that have been seen in the US are possible here as well.

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