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Submit my answers as folows :

  1. I am a professional writer and I need Canada's copyright to protect my work and creation.

    Reasons : I spent more than 20 years for my education in different fields, different departments/universities and in different countries. Then I spent almost another 20 years yo do the research before I wrote my books. It is not a one-day work, it is the outcome of my 40 years effort and I am generous to let the whole world to share the fruit with me, so I do wish that they will contribute to the copyright for copying my creation.

    The existing laws should be modernized by asking everyone who copies my work (such as students, universities, on-line search engines, any companies related to the book industry) should pay Canada Copyright.

    To me, it is a Good Recycling — Universities or companies pay Canada Copyright, Canada Copyright pays me, I pay income taxes to Canadian Government, and finally the Government funds universities and students — it is a fair Game to all parties concerned.

  2. They should pay before they copy the work (or register/ apply to make a copy first , then pay after they have made the copy).

  3. Add some fines to those who do not pay copyright and violate the copyright laws, in order to make people aware that they should contact Canada Copyright before they want to make the copy.

  4. Increase the percentage of copyright fees. It is always cheaper and convenient to copy and use other people's work than to spend years and not able to write a similar quality of the work that they are interested in.

  5. Every year many Candaian writers won international awards and some Canadian cities have been named as the World Book City, these help to position Canada as a leader in the book industry. Canada Copyright should include e-books, CD and DVD for music and for language educational purposes.

Thank you.

Wang-Ching LIU
Author of "Travel to China with my pocket book:speak Mandarin right away."