A key argument for Internet censorship is that film and TV is dying in Canada. It appears the numbers show otherwise.
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An Angus Reid poll suggests that supporters for the TPP in Canada has been eroding for the last several months, dipping to its lowes level since August of 2015. Persistently, almost half of Canadians don’t have an opinion on the agreement.
There was some recent comments being made at the CRTC hearing by BitTorrent that suggests that p2p user has been going down. Michael Geist discussed the point suggesting that this is further evidence to deflate the myth that Canada is a piracy haven. While this is definitely true, BitTorrents comments also seems to highlight something […]
File-sharing, for years, has been one of the copyright industry’s favourite scape-goat. Lately, British news sources have received a fresh dose of “studies” where the copyright industry through government officials have been saying how file-sharing costs British artists billions thanks to the millions of file-sharers in the UK. While the numbers have since been cast […]
Late last night, we touched on statistics that were posted about file-sharing as the copyright industry sees it. While the copyright industry claims that this is just further evidence that points to a need to disconnect people from the internet in the UK, there has been an increasing number of people that think that the […]
After getting busted for pirating a deceptive statistic and trying to use the mask of an independent organization to push for restrictive copyright agenda in Canada, it almost looks like the copyright industry is attempting to pull the same stunt in the UK – the nearly identical numbers between two countries, though, was a surprising […]
It’s another blow to the studies that are put out by the industry to highlight the problems of piracy – one of the studies published by the Business Software Alliance to highlight the problem in Sweden is apparently “built on flat fees and estimates”. In other words, they effectively gave an educated guess.
The CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) is going through hard times.
It has become a tradition in Canada – never trust statistics.