Okay, I was beating a dead horse, trying to explain how Bill C11 affects writers, how school boards and ministries were trying to opt out of paying anything for copying and downloading copyright files under the umbrella of educational “fair dealing”.  Mike Wallace, our Burlington (Conservative) MP seemed shocked to learn that universities and colleges also want to eventually opt out under said exemption.  But he said copyright hadn’t changed in 30 years and this bill made both sides unhappy so he thought it was pretty fair.  “It’s over and done with.  There aren’t going to be any more changes.” I am paraphrasing.  Well, I suggested to him, that we would be battling this in courtrooms for a long time.  

But for today, Merry Christmas, peace on earth and goodwill to all.



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