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only have to pay a fine. However, the fines can be quite substantial and depending where you are in the distribution chain (how many copies were made before yours) the fine varies, with whoever copied the original paying the most. In extreme cases, where a contract is enacted upon the purchase of the original copy like with Word Perfect, a computer word processor. Upon buying an original set off disks you must sign a contract promising not to distribute the program. In these cases, you could face imprisonment because now not only are you dealing with breach of the copyright law, but with a breach of contract as well. So the moral of the story is enjoy your large collection of audio/video tapes. Get those good marks on essays you didn’t even write. Enjoy those really fun computer games, because under Canada’s current copyright law and the amount of attention the police pay to this problem, it is very unlikely that you will ever get caught.