Study: Intellectual property law don't serve content creators, and stifle innovation

Warren Wershler-Henry, assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, has conducted a study that concluded that intellectual property law does not serve the creators, and stifle cultural exchange. He also observes that companies like Sony, Apple and Amazon want to channel all content via their proprietary "hermetically sealed" platforms, and that this hurts the doctrine of first sale, when books are effectively licensed not sold.

Why am I not surprised that Stephen Harper will press on with the anti-consumer DMCA like legislation, regardless of what studies show?