Brian Brett Speaks Out: An Open Letter on Access Copyright and the Canadian Copyright Emergency

Michael Geist, Weblog, Jun 28, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Michael Geist links to an explosive letter from an award winning author and former Chair of the Writers' Union of Canada accusing Access Copyright of failing to distribute revenues to authors it collects in their name. The letter lists several examples: an overhead of $10 million to collect $23.5 million, refusal to distribute 'Payback' money to authors, payments to publishers for works that have reverted back to the authors, and payments of unassigned revenues to a small select set of authors.

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