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Canada (C-32), Smartphones, Thorn1, Just A Man, SLF Video, Vigilant

I was reading up on this new copyright law before parliament in Canada that may be putting a tax on MP3 players to go in a fund for musicians (Bill C-32).  They had a similar tax put on blank tapes …

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5 Responses to Canada (C-32), Smartphones, Thorn1, Just A Man, SLF Video, Vigilant

  1. GoddakkAttack says:

    if you ever took a look at he android app market and then compared to the iphone one. this could answer that question of marketshare.

    • I probably wouldn’t understand it anyway because I don’t really play video games & I don’t feel a great need to have a phone that makes light saber noises when I swing it around. I don’t know. I might pay $1 for a set of vocal exercises, but I guess in reality that would just be buying an MP3? I don’t really know how technology works.

      • GoddakkAttack says:

        well i think that’s the problem..most android apps are basically hey let’s play pacman whereas there are a bunch more actual useful apps for the iphone. also your not being aware that the smartphone isn’t just for playing games may be part of your not understanding the appeal but i do think that most people that have them aren’t using them for much more than that anyways so there you go.

  2. Leanne says:

    The term of copyright in Canada is NOT 50 years from creation. Rather, it is 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies (see section 6 of the Canadian Copyright Act). This is essentially life plus 50 years. So Neil Young need not worry.

  3. Thanks Leanne. I must’ve been looking at one of the older laws in the copyright history. Sometimes hard to keep them straight….