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Comment Re:How much is the fine for false information? (Score 1) 129

In Canada, not filling out the census has not only monetary penalties, but potential jail time. So if you're one of the unlucky 25% of households that got the "long form" census this year, you had to -- under threat of fines and jail time -- provide information like whether you have any "emotional, psychological or mental health conditions" (question 11e), the address you normally work at, how you get to work, what time you leave for work and how long it takes you to get to work (questions 42, 43, 44a and 44b), how much you paid for child care, child support and spousal support (48, 49), if your house needs repairs (F6), how much you pay for electricity, heating and water (F8a-c), and how much your mortgage payments are (F10a).

Comment Re:what a wonderful program (Score 4, Insightful) 565

They crossed the line from "parody" to "misrepresentation and fraud" when they did this:

"The opening frame of the video says "Paid for in part by the National Rifle Association of America with additional support from Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation." "

Parodies are a comedic exaggeration of *style*, and limited (though broad) leeway is allowed in matters of copyright. However, the use of trademarks in a way that could mislead is generally not protected.

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