#1
http://www.nationalpost.com/most_popular/story.html?id=582892

o noooes.... they're gonna start monitoring our computers and fine us a $500 fee if we have illegal stuff in our computers!!

seriously though, how are they gonna enforce this? These days, pretty much everyone download music, movies, and even books illegally...

How are copyright laws enforced in other countries, my fellow UG-ers?
#2
Quote by ai4281
http://www.nationalpost.com/most_popular/story.html?id=582892

o noooes.... they're gonna start monitoring our computers and fine us a $500 fee if we have illegal stuff in our computers!!

seriously though, how are they gonna enforce this? These days, pretty much everyone download music, movies, and even books illegally...

How are copyright laws enforced in other countries, my fellow UG-ers?


#3
no idea how theyre gonna monitor this
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#5
the same way they track your child pornography....
obviously they'll see the ip address you use to dl illegal stuff, then they'll trace it to your house.
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#8
well, I wouldn't worry quite yet. This is still just a proposed bill and hasn't gotten into action.
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well, I wouldn't worry quite yet. This is still just a proposed bill and hasn't gotten into action.

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#10
They already do monitor torrents. I get warnings every once in a while. There's ways to prevent ISP's from catching on such as encrypting torrent traffic. The music industry won't win.
#12
Meh, I doubt anything will happen. I knew this was going to happen sooner or later thanks to stephan harper, bush is his idol.
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Twas about to make the same reference.
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#14
A lot of downloads actually look like normal web-browsing though.

From the way I see it, Canada is not willing nor ready to actually monitor these things themselves.

Rather, they made this perfunctory act, just to be seen as they are staying current. Their last copyright act was amended in 1997, which is really a long time ago, considering all the technological developments that happened since then. An advocate of this act actually stated that realistically, the copyright owners (ex: music industry, film industry) are expected to monitor these, not the government themselves.

As trutrojan8 said, they may be using the same methods as tracking CP. However, even CP is not properly monitored. It would take tremendous effort to monitor a few people's internet activity to find exchange of illegal content, not to mention thousands and millions of regular users. The only cases of indictment for CP are given to people who either make CP or sell CP. Downloaders are usually hard to catch.

The only times when they are able to catch P2P users is when their internet activities are unusually hogging up the broadband. If someone has BitTorrent running for 2 weeks straight at 300kb/s, obviously the ISP is gonna find it suspicious and report him to the authorities. However, normal downloading is hard to catch and hard to monitor.

I also read that although the official fine is $500, if you testify as being unaware of the copy right, your fine may be lowered to $200... What kind of nonsense is that???
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#15
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Meh, I doubt anything will happen. I knew this was going to happen sooner or later thanks to stephan harper, bush is his idol.

I don't think this has anything to do with Harper, yet.
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