Daft Punk's Star Wars Cameo, Canada's New Copyright Bill and M.I.A.'s New York Times Saga in This Week's News Round-Up

Daft Punk's <i>Star Wars</i> Cameo, Canada's New Copyright Bill and M.I.A.'s <i>New York Times</i> Saga in This Week's News Round-Up
In the wake of another news-packed workweek, here we are again with our round-up. Here's just a few of the stories that graced our headlines this week.

First off, the Canadian government has introduced a new copyright bill. If passed in the House of Commons, Canada could soon embrace stricter laws around consumers tampering with digital locks and for those who share files illegally. On the other hand, the government would relax the penalties for downloading or uploading copyrighted material, as well as allow more freedom for consumers to copy and transfer copyrighted materials.

Carrying on, M.I.A. has once again kept herself in the news. First by penning the NY Times a diss track over the publication's recent M.I.A.-negative article, and second by the Times printing a correction to said article. Oh, and she gave her new album a cover.

We also had Virgin fests being cancelled in Canada this year, Trent Reznor confirming an upcoming How to Destroy Angels full-length, and some 1,200 metalheads showing up to the funeral of Ronnie James Dio, who now officially has his very own Ronnie James Dio Day.

To end off on a little WTF, Boris are indeed collaborating with the Cult's Ian Astbury, and as the photo above shows, Daft Punk have paid the Star Wars cantina a visit, as have Snoop Dogg, Ciara, Ian Brown, Noel Gallagher, David Beckham and Franz Beckenbauer. Confused? Click here and all will be made clear.