By Soulskill from Slashdot's going-for-the-gusto department
An anonymous reader writes "The Canadian intellectual property's lead lobby group, the Canadian IP Council (which represent the music, movie, software and pharma industries) released a new policy document (PDF) yesterday that identifies its legislative priorities for the coming years. Anyone hoping that the SOPA protests, the European backlash against ACTA, and the imminent passage of Canadian copyright reform might moderate the lobby group demands will be sorely disappointed. Michael Geist says it is the most extremist IP policy document ever released in Canada, calling for the implementation of ACTA, SOPA-style rules including
website blocking and stopping search queries from resolving, liability for advertisers and payment companies, massive surveillance at the border and through delivery channels including searching through individual packages without court
oversight, and spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars on private enforcement."
adds more legislative bad news for Canadians: Bill C30, the country's much-maligned warrantless internet surveillance bill
, is coming back with new provisions
that would give the U.S. government access to Canadian citizens' private data.Read Replies (0)