[mythtv-users] Copyright Legislation in Canada may make MythTV Illegal

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jul 9 03:46:47 UTC 2008

On Jul 8, 2008, at 8:10 PM, Daniel Buijs wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> 	I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this message, but I
> thought it important enough to get out the word. If you use MythTV
> and live in Canada, the Canadian government has proposed legislation
> that will make most aspects of MythTV illegal.
> 	The bill is called C-61 and the key clauses make it illegal to
> circumvent a technical protection measure for any reason. In the
> digital realm, there would be no Fair Dealing. I urge you to inform
> yourself about this bill, and if you feel it removes fundamental
> users rights contact your MP to voice your concerns.
> 	For those who would like more information here are some resources:
> 	www.michaelgeist.com 	The personal blog of a Law Professor at the
> University of Ottawa.
> 	www.digital-copyright.ca
> 	Fair Copyright for Canada Facebook group

I'm not aware of any aspects of MythTV that "circumvent a technical  
protection measure". Certainly not "most aspects" as you've indicated.  
And if there are any, I certainly don't use them.


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