Happily, Gordon Lightfoot is alive and well and was on the way from his dentist to his offfice when his death was wrongly exaggerated by, who else, Canwest.
For a tangled tale of twittered troubles today in Canadian newsrooms, see David Akin's evolving current take here.
What's the copyright angle? Lightfoot sez on a radio interview today:
"I heard you mentioned it on the radio on my way in here (his office in downtown Toronto)," joked Lightfoot, live with Adler. "I'm hearing my obituary ... I haven't had so much airplay for weeks."Check this link to hear his interview.
Hopefully, Gordon will see a big spike on his SOCAN/NRCC cheques for today's bizarre hyperactivity. But he shouldn't count on it - because the mysteries of Canadian collectives' logging and accounting are beyond the scrutiny of mere mortals such as artists and of no interest to Canada's Copyright Board.