Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Despite taking a back burner to economic news these days, the issue of copyright law in Canada is still important to me. It's still unresolved, and will be coming down the pipe eventually. Cory Doctorow, a Canadian author and blogger (over at BoingBoing) wrote an interesting column about the copyfight a while back:

Why does all this copyright reform stuff matter, anyway? What's at stake?


Until a very short time ago, copyright was an industrial regulation. If you fell under copyright's domain, it meant that you were using a piece of extraordinary industrial apparatus — a printing press, a motion-picture camera, a record press...

The full column is short and definitely worth a read.

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