Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Canadian House of Commons Employees Downloading Illegal Content

According to the activist group, The Pirate Party of Canada, House of Commons employees are downloading illegal content before Canada's bill C-11, the strict copyright protection legislation comes into effect.

The party used youhavedownloaded.com a site that scrapes torrent sites for IP addresses to find addresses owned by the House of Commons.

When you work in such a high profile, public place, even if your network administrators turn a blind eye to what you do, chances are that someone out there won't.   Smarten up people.

Further reading can be found here:

Canadian Officials Downloading Illegal Content - SC Magazine

Copyright Infringement in Canadian Parliament - Pirate Party of Canada

Piracy in the House of Commons - Pirate Party of Canada