Canada is soliciting input from Canadians regarding changing copyright laws. Big Media’s voice is being heard. Is yours?
My family creates copyrightable material: stories, poetry, songs and recordings thereof. With liberal copyright options (such as Creative Commons — http://creativecommons.ca/) our creations can be consumed widely whilst appropriately attributing the works to us. That’s much more useful than “all-or-nothing” laws.
We also have many friends and associates in formal arts and entertainment industries. The various attempts by Canada to deal with modern realities have only benefitted corporations and lobbyists, not artists. We have an opportunity to do something truly different, and liberalise Canada’s copyright laws. We could defy the powerful corporate slaveowners that offer chains masquerading as contracts.
We cannot stop piracy; it would be a neverending war that will never end. The only benefit is to keep citizens in fear, artists broke and bureaucrats employed. It is absolutely not worth it.
Whilst I read quite a bit, and occasionally write a lot, occasionally I run across authors that completely stun me with the sheer magnitude of their talents. Michael Roukas is one of them. [WARNING: Strong Language] Continue reading I’m Not Worthy: Werewolf Writing
I wrote this article at http://ecov.org/ recently.
There are three main keys to being successful in the Arts. It doesn’t matter if the art you’re interested in is painting, drama, sculpture, music, or dance. The three keys are the same: Skill, Talent, and Attitude.