DRM gains power in Canada
Breaking the digital encryption on a movie DVD – even if copying it for personal use – would make individual Canadians liable for legal damages of up to $5,000 under the bill unveiled by Industry Minister Christian Paradis and Mr. Moore Thursday.
“The movie industry has digital locks on some films and not others ... An informed consumer makes the right choices. If people don’t want to buy a piece of software or a movie that has a digital lock, the don’t have to,”
Err unless there's two versions of the same movie, one with a lock and one without, this would just result in them assuming a movie with a lock had failed due to being a sh*tty movie.
Also as far as I can tell as long as I don't break the lock it's perfectly fine? If there is no lock or if my friend from a questionable European country sends me whatever without a lock...
*edit: To top it all off I bet this new compliance STILL won't give me access to Hulu or US Netflix.