Canada Gets Black Spot

The Obama administration has placed Canada on a list of countries where Internet piracy flourishes, sending a strong signal to the Harper government that it must do more to protect copyright infringement, the Globe and Mail reported.

Published: Wednesday, 05/06/2009 12:00 am EDT

The Obama administration has placed Canada on a list of countries where Internet piracy flourishes, sending a strong signal to the Harper government that it must do more to protect copyright infringement, the Globe and Mail reported. Canada, the only advanced Western democracy on the "blacklist", joins Algeria, Russia, China, Pakistan, Venezuela and Indonesia, among others, as supposed hubs of illegally copied software, bootleg movies and pirated chips. The blacklisting comes after the "Buy America" clause in the U.S. stimulus package and re-emergence of the softwood lumber debate.

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