Canadian copyright bill "update" just "weeks away"

The Ottawa Citizen confirms that the revised Copyright act "will be tabled in the next four weeks", this is a direct result of increased pressure from the United States and lobbyist organizations.

Increasing reliance on intellectual property by strengthing copyright laws for large corporations is not a sure way to economic success, it makes us too reliant on our ideas and not on being a industrial nation that can produce it's own goods. Canada is slowly going down the same slippery economic slope as the United States, which is a sure-fire way to create a depression.

When will the government (and the industry — mainly entertainment) realise that passing laws to prop up a failing business model will not be successful? When will the Canadian government (be it Conservative or Liberal), learn from the mistakes of our "friendly" next door neighbour?