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Canadian Police Tolerates Piracy For Personal Use
The Canadian police announced that it will stop targeting people who download copyrighted material for personal use. Their priority will be to focus on organized crime and copyright theft that affects the health and safety of consumers instead of the cash flow of large corporations.

Just got this update from Aaron:

I understand that a Canadian court has said, that because in Canada they put a few cents on top of the price of a blank CD (which goes to record companies in compensation for potential piracy), buyers have a legal right to copy music - after all, they have paid for it. The music execs - by lobbying for the charge - cut their own throats.

I wasn't aware of that. Sweet!