Wait… what? Michael Geist points out an op-ed piece in which consumer electronics giant Best Buy lays out some very sensible provisions for any new copyright law:
- No private copying levy
- No multiple payments to collectives for the same transaction
- Protection from DRM rather than protection for DRM
- Flexible fair dealing
- No lawsuits for private, non-commercial activities
I’m starting to become cautiously optimistic that the country has woken up sufficiently to the possibility of a really terrible new copyright law. That being the case, I hope that it will be a great deal more difficult for Jim Prentice to sneak by some kind of truly terrible law without people noticing. Certainly if Best Buy perceives this as a threat to their business they have the capacity to make a great deal of noise about this.