Last week, CIPPIC released an interesting video on how existing copyright laws today effect Canadians on a day to day basis
The video argues that there is a reasonable expectation on Canadians part to expect that acts such as format shifting and time shifting is legal in Canada. The video suggests that under Canadian copyright laws, it is illegal to rip DVDs, record a TV show and put what is on a VHS to DVD.
All these acts are known as either format shifting or time shifting. It uses humor, but is also to the point on a few reasons why consumer advocates actually want a copyright reform bill tabled just as badly as some pro-restricting copyright lobbies. On many issues, though, the positions are as different as east and west.