Read Time to Fix Canada’s Copyright Mistake on Medium.
It’s a tricky topic, and I’m by no means expert in it, though I like to think I’m a decently-well-read enthusiast. I’ve actually had my stuff “appropriated” for educational purposes (one day I’ll have to write a longer post about it, but for now here’s the Coles Notes version, sans the angst and irritation I felt at the time).
My day job, which supports my writing habit, is at a university, and so I know the appeal of not paying for things, since budgets are traditionally tight, even under the most small‑l liberal of governments.
Canada does indeed need to address its copyright issues.