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Submitted by Hemogoblin
Hemogoblin (982564) writes "Dr. Michael Geist, U. of Ottawa law professor reports that the Conservatives intend to to yet again introduce DMCA style copyright legislation in Canada.

From the article "Months of public debate over the future of Canadian copyright law were quietly decided earlier this week, when sources say the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) reached a verdict over the direction of the next copyright bill. ...The bill represents a stunning reversal from the government's seeming shift away from C-61 and its commitment to a bill based on the national copyright consultation. Instead, the consultation appears to have been little more than theatre, with the PMO and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore choosing to dismiss public opinion. Second, after adopting distinctly pro-consumer positions on other issues, Moore has abandoned that approach with support for what may become the most anti-consumer copyright bill in Canadian history."

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/5008/"

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Comment: Re:No, Seriously... (Score 1) 651

by Hemogoblin (#30775008) Attached to: Google Attackers Identified as Chinese Government

We will see 6-10% inflation for 3 to 8 years sometime in the next 15 years, because that is the ONLY way the US government can get out of the financial hole we are in.

That's one way. Another way would be to slash government spending, and raise taxes. Actually, the U.S. government is on a better footing than a number of countries, such as say, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Britain or even Japan (with more than 100% of GDP worth of debt). Greece is dealing with it now slashing benefits and raising taxes. To obvious huge political cost.

It doesn't matter who will be running the US in 5 years; Democrat or Republican, they're going to have to raise taxes or/and cut spending.

Comment: Re:Not a great man (Score 1) 227

by Hemogoblin (#29409113) Attached to: Father of Green Revolution, Norman Borlaug, Dies at 95

Your statement is completely incorrect. Famine does not exist to any great extent today, 40 years after Borlaug's seeds went to Pakistan.

I don't think you meant to make that broad a statement, but I'll correct you anyway; famine does exist today. Many countries, especially in Africa and Asia face starvation. Here's two BBC articles, one from 2003 and the other from 2009, referring to famines.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/south_asia/8178636.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2635089.stm

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