Though all interested parties are waiting to see Ottawa’s revisions to December’s withdrawn bill, the Creators Copyright Coalition isn’t waiting on putting out their platform with suggestions.
The Globe and Mail’s Matthew Ingram reports that:
“Among other things (including a request that schools pay a fee to put on plays, something they are currently entitled to do for free), the coalition wants artists to have the explicit right to forbid—or to charge money for—the transfer of their work to another medium.”
As US writers continue striking due in no small part to unresolved payment structure for newer mediums like the web, Canada has a pressing opportunity to create copyright legislation based on feedback from all. Now it’s just a case of balancing fair payment for fair work with the demand for open access information models…
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