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WTF? Canadian Business Groups Lobby For Right To Install Spyware on Your Computer!
02-07-2013, 12:47 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:The deadline for comments on Industry Canada's draft anti-spam regulations passed earlier this week with a group of 13 industry associations - including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Marketing Association, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada - submitting a lengthy document that, if adopted, would gut much of the law.

This provision would effectively legalize spyware in Canada on behalf of these industry groups. The potential scope of coverage is breathtaking: a software program secretly installed by an entertainment software company designed to detect or investigate alleged copyright infringement would be covered by this exception. This exception could potentially cover programs designed to block access to certain websites (preventing the contravention of a law as would have been the case with SOPA), attempts to access wireless networks without authorization, or even keylogger programs tracking unsuspecting users (detection and investigation).
Read more: michaelgeist.ca

The only option this leaves is for consumers to never purchase any authentic content, no software, music CD's, DVD's period.
Perhaps this could extend to hardware as well, drivers, or even programmed on chips. There's going to be a big market for equipment manufactured before this if it's allowed to happen.
The other disturbing thing is if it's hardware based, do you think the manufacturer will make models specifically for Canada only? Nope is the answer there.
Cutting off the nose to spite the face is the latest answer to the outdated business model they insist on maintaining?
Seems the entertainment industry is bent on suicide.

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02-07-2013, 01:09 AM #2
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wtf2.gif People will flock to open source. Any rootkit is easy to deal with when the OS isn't proprietary.
As many developers work on these releases, rest assured the compromise would be found.
Windows and Mac would lose a lot of money as people switch to Linux variants.
02-07-2013, 01:20 AM #3
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yup.gif Who's responsible for damages when the spyware bricks your Windows install or OSX? Or worse yet the hardware itself?
This is not exactly going to come with an EULA that absolves the makers of responsibility will it. 13.gif

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02-07-2013, 02:40 AM #4
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Hahahah sure it will coffeetime.gif
02-07-2013, 04:21 AM #5
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02-07-2013, 04:42 AM #6
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its fine they will have sniffers in all public bathrooms so they know what you ate when you chit it out that way they will know what to jack the prices up on to make higher profits its lust information they are after to better serve there customers you alt to be thankful lmao.gif
02-07-2013, 02:44 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I wonder if a Liberal paper is gonna publish a list of those companies.

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Nah, they are too busy updating their gun owner maps.



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02-07-2013, 03:08 PM #8
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chuckle.gif Yeah they are busy with the important stuff, worrying about who photoshopped what and such.

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02-07-2013, 03:15 PM #9
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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
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