According to at least one assessment, Canada is currently the third-best country in the world overall. When it comes to piracy issues, major U.S. rightsholders place Canada among the worst.
In a report to the United States government, the powerful International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) pulls no punches.
On behalf of the MPA, RIAA, Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Independent Film and Television Alliance, the IIPA lists dozens of areas where Canada falls short of the standards expected by U.S. corporations.
Since the report runs to 241 pages, our focus is a subset of issues linked to online piracy.
Canadians Love to Pirate
Citing a report from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, IIPA states that Canada remains one of the leading markets for U.S. copyrighted works.
A reported 71% of Canadians spend at least one hour each day watching TV shows or movies online. The legal market for online video is…