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 simply ...

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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 ...

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