Thursday, May 27, 2010

None dare call it hypocrisy.


Awwwwwkward:

Industry minister admits to breaking copyright law to build iPod collection

OTTAWA — Industry Minister Tony Clement has an admission to make: He built his impressive music library on his iPod in part by breaking Canada's copyright law.

Clement, stickhandling the copyright file for the Conservative government along with Heritage Minister James Moore, is poised to introduce new copyright legislation within days. But until the law is updated to permit Canadians to transfer music onto MP3 players from CDs they have purchased, Clement stands on the wrong side of Canada's copyright law.

"Well you see, you know I think I have to admit it probably runs afoul of the current law because the current law does not allow you to shift formats. So the fact of the matter is I have compact discs that I've transferred, I have compact discs from my children or my wife that I've transferred onto my iPod. None of that is allowable under the current regime," Clement, a music buff who also legally purchases songs from iTunes to build a digital database that now stands at 10,452 songs.

In unrelated news, Canada's conservatives are staunch law-and-order types. Just ask them.

4 comments:

Cherniak_WTF said...


Well you see, you know I think I have to admit it probably runs afoul of the current law because the current law does not allow you to shift formats.


You'd expect the moron that is changing the law to actually know if this is legal or not.

You get the feeling that he knows that this is legal (with that levy of CDs after all) and he's only trying to shift perception.

Of course Clemens is just an idiot when it comes to the laws and stuff...
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/#clip306468

Sparky said...

As usual, IOKIYAC

Will it ever end??

Cherniak_WTF said...

The whole point is that this is okay to do now.

"In conjunction with the levy, the Copyright Act allows individuals to make copies of sound recordings for their own private, non-commercial use. They may not distribute the copy."

Clemens is an idiot. The only law he may have broken is when he admitted that he copied his children's and wife's CDs.

harebell said...

C_WTF
But in a theocon world he probably regards his wife as chattel and his kids as possessions.
So what they own is his by default.