Originally Posted by jhende7
Wow...just wow.. rare to see such BS leak from mind to board..well not really.. but this is still one of the most ridiculous posts I've ever seen.
The rules are not about preserving free speech in Canada. It's make work, and handicapping Canadian content providers.
Inundated by American content? I wish! Ever browsed through the Canadian itunes for Movies?..how about the Canadian Netflix?.. or Amazon.ca? The content is disgraceful thanks to these "champions of free speech" you so love and respect.
And about your "having our Canadian voice heard over the racket from the south" comment...just baffles me. In a free market the best product, service, content etc will be embraced because it is the best. It goes against the free market to bar someones content, and force someones else's content down our throuts..truly despicable.
To simplify, for your rudimentary knowledge of this issue I will explain this in basic terms!
Most Canadian content sucks, a lot of American content is great. I don't want our government dictating the content available to me.
Thats the issue
If that is your attitude, then move.
Virtually every country in the world has laws that govern communication of foreign content, be it literature, music, art, etc., etc. Even the U.S.A.
The iBook Store because it is digital follows basically the governances allotted to radio, television, music materials/production, and even the commercials that sponsor such.
Every other country has different forms of digital copyright and management. Every country in the world requires that a foreign owned company comply with their standards. Not the standards as set by the U.S.A. per se.
Take note. We in Canada do not have Freedom of Speech. We don't have a Bill of Rights per se.
For Apple to institute the iBook Store in Canada, Canadian content had to be satisfied. To do so, it had to get the publishers and their clients to legally allow it. That takes time. And virtually every country in the world requires it. The government was not part of this process. Its concern is only that the process is complied with the digital laws such as copyright.
As for your remarks that Canadian content sucks, perhaps you have been self fel*******g too often. Because your attitude sucks even more.
The majority of Canadians don't want to be swallowed up by the American. Not even though the United States
pre-approved Canada's admission to the U.S. in the Articles of Confederation in 1777[/B]. The defeat of American attempts to achieve this goal, both in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, gradually led to the abandonment in the U.S. of any serious push toward annexation.
Like our hockey team, we may have lost a few battles, but we won the war.