Canada's Copyright Law

is one of our hardest laws to enforce. The
reason the police have so much trouble enforcing this law, is due to
technology. This law is very easy to break, and once broken, it is very
hard to track down violators. So although some form of a copyright law is
needed, the one we have has, too many holes to be effective. There are
three main ways in which the copyright law is broken in everyday life.
They is audio/video tape copying, plagiarism, and software piracy.

The first, and most commonly violated aspect of the copyright law,
is the copying of audio tapes for oneself and friends. Thanks to the
invention of dual cassette stereos, this has become very easy. You ...

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recording artist, the actors, producers and everyone
else who collect royalties from the tapes lose money. If the companies
start to lose money, they raise prices. Thus a vicious circle begins. As
prices go up, fewer people buy original copies. If less people buy the
original cassettes prices will once again rise.

Another major form of piracy is plagiarism. The stealing of
someone elses ideas or work. The biggest category of people who fall into
here are students. Very often a student when doing a research paper will
"accidently" forget to footnote his work. By "forgetting" to give the
author credit, the student has claimed the work as his own. Another
reason students may copy someone else's work is to sound more
sophisticated hoping that if they use someone elses words it will sound
better than their own. Generally, this provides an easy way for a teacher
or the police to catch them.

Teachers also plagiarize rather frequently. Very often a teacher
will ...

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