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I have previously posted my answers, but I must restate and detail one general point. Copyright was originally invented to allow a content creator to profit from his work in order to motivate him to continue to create. The limit on copyright was fairly short, and after that, it became public property and everyone can remix and refit the created content to create anew. Corporations have slowly robbed us, the public and the creators, of content. They pressured into modifying laws so that copyright could be transferrable. Then they have made copyright almost infinite, therefore taking away the creations of our artists and inventors from the general populace all the while taking them from the originators of the content. Never satiated, they continue to this day to attempt to own everything and lease for a price. This is simply not acceptable. We need to reform copyright to empower the originators of content. That guy in his basement that came up with something brilliant should be the only one that is allowed to have copyright and should have it for a time that is long enough to reward his work and short enough to motivate him to create more. The things are now, companies can be content rereleasing the same old drivel (that was amazing and groundbreaking when released) for a price with little of no incentive to actually produce new innovative content. Please give copyright back to the creators and the public. We need to stand out as a country that still has a government by the people for the people unlike our neighbors to the south that are routinely coerced into changing laws to the benefit of greedy corporations and to the detriment of originality, creativity and our cultural wealth. Make a stand against these lobbies, do not allow them to turn things around. The people tell the government what they need, the government does what it can to please the people and only the government and the people have the power to change laws, not big lobbies and corporations. Show the cria and other similar entities that our government is still proud, full of integrity and that it will not stand for these crooked manipulations of the laws and rights of Canadian Citizens. Do not allow the DMCA to have any say in this creative, healthy and all around great country.
–Mikael Du Bois