Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not exactly political by nature. And I do try not get up on my high horse, although I'm hardly successful.
But Bill C-61, the Canadian government's legislation concerning copyright in the digital age, is a joke, a monstrosity that turns its back on the last twenty years of digital advancement in favour of out-dated ideas and the interests of a few multi-nationals who fear loss of revenue.
It's a complicated issue, to be sure, but this short documentary (narrated by Cory Doctorow) lays out the issues quite clearly, and lets you know how devestating this bill could be to artists, educators, librarians, and the general public, to say nothing of artistic freedom or the right to actually own what you;ve purchased.
Please, give it a watch. And do whatever you can to keep such legislation down. It's your freedom too.