The Upcoming Copyright Clash

Michael Geist, CANADIAN lITERARY rEVIEW, May 27, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Survey article (PDF) describing the issues and the factions surrounding the coming debate on copyright reform in Canada. This one call-out puts the debate into a nutshell: "Copyright extension effectively constitutes a massive transfer of wealth from the public to a select group of copyright holders such as Disney." The question, from where I sit, is: will the interests of the Canadian public at large be able to withstand the rather substantial lobbying power that companies like Disney hold over our politicians. I'd like to say I'm hopeful...
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