[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.


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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