The conservative Canadian government is giving consumers permission to copy content for personal use, while expanding the ability of businesses to digitally lock their products to prevent anyone from actually doing it, reports the Toronto Star. The Canadian government is trying to modernize copyright legislation—last updated in that nation when a cassette deck was still a standard feature on a stereo system—by introducing a bill that would finally legalize what thousands of Canadians have been doing for years. That means it would no longer be against the law to record television programs for later viewing or copy songs from compact...

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