Canadians: tell Parliament to preserve Canada's public domain!

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4 Responses to “Canadians: tell Parliament to preserve Canada's public domain!”

  1. Genre Slur says:

    Harperco. is not an easy foe to overcome. Despite spreading the word on this and sending a message to the appropriate party, I sense the Harpergov. will just do whatever the hell it wants, sigh. Three and a half more years of eschatological nutbags running Canada. I don’t know if I can handle it…

  2. bigorangemachine says:

    I love how capitalists say “Let the market decide” when the market says “Ya we don’t think its worth ur sticker” the capitalists cry…..

  3. JeramieH3 says:

    > which have copyright terms that extend an additional 20 years (without any evidence of additional public benefits)

    When have copyrights ever been for public benefit?

  4. Ryan Lenethen says:

    At after dead, it is no longer even for promoting artistic or creative work. It is simply there to make more money for corporations. Apparently 50 years of profits after the creator is dead and in the ground is not enough. The need 70 years. This is simply a matter of they have lobbyists and lawyers, and an insatiable greed for more profit (for the sake of shareholders of course). Because things are slanted for corporations in that way, the inexorable march of diminished public rights is the result, copyright being only one of them.

    Of course one could argue if you are a public shareholder of one of these companies it is in the public interest. That’s a pretty weak sauce argument however.

    Also First Post is correct. Harper Gov hasn’t cared one whit about what the public actually wants, or even what is current reality. This is an ideological government which will do whatever it thinks matches its fantasy land. So we can all cry and rail against the injustice, but I severely doubt it will do anything.

    You could make a petition with 20 million signatures  saying the Canadian people do not want this, and they would be in the media saying how they have personally talked to Canadians that say they do, and they they know what Canadians want. They are voluntarily and purposefully disconnected from reality.

    Also if you need 70 years + the entire lifetime of the creator, lets say another 50 years, to make a profit then you are doing it wrong. If you cannot break even in 120 years of state sanctioned monopoly, you shouldn’t be in the business. It should be setup like a car warranty. The life of the content creator, OR 50 years, whichever is sooner. Really it should be 25, but I am trying to compromise.

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