Canadian Writers Speak Out on Copyright

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As far as I know, the

As far as I know, the educational exemption would not involve wholesale free use of entire works. It is not as if entire essays, books, or novels would be given to students for free, thus depriving writers of income. It would simply add educators to the list of people who are allowed to use brief quotations without paying. Journalists and critics can already do this, as well as select others, I think, but currently teachers cannot, which seems ridiculous.

The use of select quotations or excerpts is hardly going to deny writers the money they deserve for their work, since the select quotations must not comprise a significant portion of the work. If anything, I think being exposed to a part of a longer work (a section of an essay, a chapter of a novel), is more likely to get a student to go out and search for the full length item, and possibly buy it.

There are problems with the copyright bill, there is no question. But this is not one of them. It is simply misleading for this video to suggest that it would allow wholesale use of work without compensation.

Brandon more than 6 years ago

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