Copyright and Theft

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.