Canada's leaders have bent over, yet again, in the face of pressure from American industry -- this time it's the RIAA . Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, plans to introduce legislation that would allow for creepy digital rights management (DRM) technologies to infiltrate Canada.
DRM sucks. Plain and simple.
Lots of Canadians are already up in arms and have started complaining, protesting, and imploring their MPs to think twice before screwing over the average consumer. Michael Geist has a great post on the subject -- The Canadian DMCA: What you can do -- that includes links to MPs addresses and other ways you can join the fight. I wrote a letter to my MP which I cribbed from the Online Rights Canada action pages.