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1. How do Canada's copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized?
Copyright Laws need to be modernized but it should be adapted to the what technology brings us right now and to the future. Following the US or being pressured by the RIAA into to their belief or direction is not the right way because they do not adapt to what technology we have right now, but instead they try to dictate what is in favor for them.
In the 80's, a single person cannot copy 100 audio cassettes in a minute. but now it only takes one person in one minute to spread a million copies of a file, email, or whatever digital format would it be.
Another example would be a 5 year old kid that already knows how to operates a windows PC. unknowingly he can share his files to a group of friends without knowing that he may have conducted something that RIAA or other monopolistic organization perceive as a violation of their right. This is just because we did not adapt to the technology we have right now.
2. Based on Canadian values and interests, how should copyright changes be made in order to withstand the test of time
Before we think of changing the law , we have to think the changes how we distribute media right now. Just to say if I "tweet" a statement can I copyright what I posted? Changing such law requires in depth thinking.
3. What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster innovation and creativity in Canada?
Federally supporting open-source software and digital media would foster innovation and creativity in Canada. The imposed tax on digital media should be expanded to all forms not only digital optical media but as well as formats such as flash drives and other mobile devices
Condemning torrent and such media distribution system will not hinder piracy but what would happen would be "negative innovation" Since organized crime would just evolve as we know it.
4. What sorts of copyright changes do you believe would best foster competition and investment in Canada?
The Canadian government should fund open-source developers to foster positive competition.
What kinds of changes would best position Canada as a leader in the global, digital economy?