Friday, 20 January 2012

The problem with being Canadian

Everyone is so focused on this SOPA bill in the USA, I think Canadians are blind to the fact it could be happening in Canada.

I caught wind of something called Bill C-11 that might effect Canada like SOPA would effect America.

I'm not a great reader so I'm not sure if I'm correct in this.


Here's a link to a write up of the bill if any Canadians out there care:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Docid=5144516&file=4

46 comments:

  1. I don't live anywhere near USA and Canada, yet why am I being affected by policies that do not concern my country? >:(

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  2. I'm still clueless as to what all this SOPA business is!

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  3. Let's hope it doesn't affect you guys too. I think SOPA will fail but it's just a matter of time until something similar does get approved, bad times buddy.

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  4. Bad enough they basically banned guns in your country and you cant defend yourself from an attack without being arrested afterwards. I wish you guys luck

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  5. I also don't like reading..... You should do more video posts! haha

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  6. I'm not Canadian, but the whole idea in general is scary!! Well, I went to a psychic once who told me that I was going to move to Canada. Maybe I should start reading up on this stuff! lol

    Happy Weekend :)

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  7. I thought the Irish had it bad.......

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  8. Domino effect. What happens in america happens to its hat, too

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  9. I was just wondering about this very thing.... I am a Canadian and I know how uninvolved Canadian voters (including myself)can be. a3

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  10. Oh dear, looks like it's time for a Canadian blackout as well!

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  11. must present their discomfort!!!

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  12. *affect

    @R.gers: It's globalization knocking at your door.

    Bill C-11 sounds much stealthier than SOPA or PIPA. Maybe that will help lull your populace into inaction!

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  13. When I clicked on the link it said the document was missing, and when I searched specifically for it there seemed to be several c-11's (also all missing). Maybe Canadian hacktivists already got to it. I thought Canada was cool though, why would you do a thing like this Canadian guvment? Why?

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  14. Man the internet will be ruined if this happens!

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  15. @r.gers you are affected because of treaties in Effect between the US and almost everyone. We've negotiated the parity of Law enforcement with everybody but he Middle Eastern countries, and a few other countries under communist regimes. There is virtually nowhere on the Globe that the US cannot strike you. (See Sadam, Osama Bin Hiding ect.)

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    1. I wanted to say that Convictus. Glad you did. Well done.

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  16. damn, is this going to be a global issue?

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  17. You guys have to fight it like the US citizens fought theirs!

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  18. I don't think it's as bad, but I can't make out their crap either. I don't even think they can most of the time.

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  19. I'm not surprised Bersercules. The governments of the world are trying to take away all of our freedeoms. And since the internet is a bastion of freedom for all of us, they feel it's time to eliminate our freedoms here as well. There's a group called anonymous that took out The Justice Dept, the FBI, Universal Studio, The Recording Association of America and about a dozen other American websites last night. The problem is that this group will give the American government all the excuse it needs to control us on the internet. The times, they are a changing.

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  20. They want to do something similar here in Mexico, but they're too stupid to do it. :)

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  21. People simply dont call Canada as 51st state for no reason. They have to piggyback every bill that is put out in US is it?
    Hope you guys fight it better than US.

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  22. Though I'm not Canadian, I do know a good bit about your parliment. I wouldn't be surprised if something like Sopa emerged out of the Harper government.

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  23. If the Canadian bill is anything like SOPA I certainly hope that it does not pass. Let's hope that individual governments stop attempting to police what is a worldwide collection of networked computers.

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  24. Resist the bill at all cost! It's too risky to allow them to do something like this.

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  25. Looks like the American bill has been suspended at least. The whole concept is utterly insane, just goes to show out of touch these politicians are.

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  26. Wish government would just stay away from our internet.

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  27. So sad that the legislators take note and follow the US's lead. Although they propose legislation, the reality is that they can contort and twist current laws to do anything that they wish.

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  28. Government need to get out of messing with the internet.

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  29. hahaha i totally agree with you berc, canadians are probably the biggest brainwashed sheeple next to the chinese. the last one of these bills i actually called politician about was that internet cap one. now they keep sending me junk mail. row row row fight tha powah

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  30. sopa shouldn't happen anywhere D:

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  31. Knock, knock. Is there anybody home? Come out and play, I'm feckin' bored!

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  32. I find it funny how we North Americans all rag on China for censoring the internet, then our governments try and pull it on us. :/ Lame.

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  33. i heard that their is already another bill trying to be put past that is similar to sopa and would still not be good if it passed >.>
    also megaupload got taken down

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  34. Meanwhile ACTA is being talked about in Europe. :(

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  35. man this is bad. soon every country will have this SOPA thing to controll its people

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  36. Globalized censorship requires a globalized effort to fight back -- one that I am sure we will see by the end of the decade.

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  37. Great job Berserc.. Thanks for spreading the word. Keep it up buddy.

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  38. Big Brother is becoming more and more of a reality every day. I've always found it funny that no matter how much people strive for freedom of speech, there are still ways to censor people every day.

    Here's hoping that the country I love doesn't start making me hate it!

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  39. Oh, also, I finally just finished reading through that whole bill. It really is damn similar to SOPA in all the bad ways.

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