Monday, November 13, 2006

Time out for a commission on the future of Canadian copyright?

I have an op-ed in today's Hill Times - which is an influential weekly publication for those who work on, in or around Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Bottom line:
Some key aspects of the copyright system and revision process are becoming dysfunctional in Canada. This country has had three excellent commissions over the last eight decades that looked at copyright law with a view to Canada's best interest. Two of these were led by judges. We are long overdue for another such commission, and we have judges who could lead it. That would be productive for the country and would be the best policy and political solution at this time for this government.


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