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Expansion of “Fair Dealing” in Canada

2013 January 25

Fellow Canadian Writers:

If you are having difficulty understanding the implications of the passage of Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, on your potential writing income, perhaps the following radio interview of John Degen, the Executive Director of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC), by student radio CKUT at McGill University, will help explain it.

John Degen CKUT interview

Although John talks about so-called “literary” writing, this bill impacts all published writing, photography, art. If you receive  payments from Access Copyright (and if you are a published Canadian writer/photographer/illustrator, you should be receiving payments) for people copying your work, this bill will be affecting your income.

If you know of students, teachers or professors who should know about these concerns, please pass the link along.

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