[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Tue Feb 1 17:40:22 EST 2011


I don't see the conflict between Bill C32 and UBB.  Downloading does not
necessitate copyright infringement, no matter how much the Big Media
collectives try to brainwash us into thinking that.

--Bob.


On 11-02-01 05:35 PM, unsolicited at swiz.ca wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 11:59:37 -0500, Colin Mackay<zixiekat at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Just to add, I found an article on the Financial Post website.
>>
>>
> http://business.financialpost.com/2011/02/01/liberals-slam-crtc-on-usage-based-billing/
>>
>>
>
Liberals slamming the CRTC decision and vowing to bring it before
>> parliament.
>
> Thanks for the link.
>
> I find interesting:
>
> “Allowing the Internet Service Providers to ding you every time you
> download is a rip-off,” said Mr. Angus in a statement dated January
> 20, five days prior to the CRTC validating the UBB regime it first
> imposed last October. “Canada is already falling behind other
> countries in terms of choice, accessibility and pricing for the
> Internet.”
>
> Yet, as has been noted in other threads, short of an election call,
> the copyright bill (C32?) will probably go through, at which point
> such downloads will be ... problematic?
>
> OTOH ... the quote above means a debate with respect to "How much
> downloading is appropriate?" should begin, in theory. Good luck on
> that one.
>
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