So, in simple terms, this is what Bill C-61 will do to me. Oh, and you too.

Continuing from my previous circumlocutory post, here is a simple list of the things that will be denied us by Bill C-61 should it gain Royal Assent:

  • make backups of our DVDs,
  • move our media to other devices,
  • use our media in perpetuity,
  • exercise our rights to fair dealing,
  • re-mix DRM-ed public domain material,
  • unlock our phones,
  • use all of our phones' features, and
  • remove DRM software.

This list is taken -- dare I say, copied -- from a very readable and concise series of talking points to defeat Bill C-61 by Brendon Wilson.

Michael Geist is also writing about common family activities that will become illegal under Bill C-61 in a week-long series.

The Globe also featured an interview about the bill with University of Ottawa professor, Jeremy deBeer, which illustrates just how few copyright-related activities that Canadians take for granted will still be allowed should the bill pass.

Here are just three things we all can do to protest Bill C-61. I worry that 30 minutes with Larry might render me unconcious, but Meat Loaf told me -- in person (Kingston, 1987) -- that two out of three ain't bad.