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To Whom It May Concern, regarding Canada's Copyright Laws,
I am a Canadian author: novelist and science writer concerned about the dire effect changes to the existing copyright and collective licences will have on writers' incomes and on the market for Canada's books, magazines, and newspapers.
Canada's Copyright Act needs to be updated in order to fairly compensate creators; to make Canada attractive to investors; to bring Canada's outdated Copyright Act to being in keeping with WIPO Treaty.
Canadian copyright law should be above technologies for a creator to be paid for work.
I write to request that the Government create an expansion of the existing system of collective licensing with just, fair, and balanced compensation when their works are used.
Canada's artistic community shows up brilliantly in global competition, but needs to be protected and compensated to thrive. May the Government see its opportunity to support and protect its creators as they attract international audiences.
I am a professional author and I expect and deserve to be justly compensated - with the knowledge also that my work will be protected from theft.
I wish to thank the Government of Canada for respecting the views of its very important creative community in Canada and the world at large.
Robina Salter D. Litt