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As a content creator I am suspicious of copyright law as a possible constraint on my freedom to deal with contemporary culture as subject. And I am horrified by the specter of US property law invading the public realm.
This question is so badly written, it leads me to wonder if writing this is waste of time. As you must know — No law withstands "the test of time". At best law not too out of sync with conditions.
Re current Can copyright law revision: Canadian values and interests are not served by buying into the ideologically-driven American model of the expansion of intellectual property rights — as part of the aggressive extension of private property law into the public realm.
I fear Canada will be politically intimidated and economically bludgeoned into following this model — despite our distinctly different history and legal traditions in both the common and civil law jurisdiction.
I favour copy right law that would strike a reasonable balance between creators' rights and the public right to access cultural heritage and intellectual expression.
I think this legislation should support an attachment to the original creator and discourage trade in copyright as an entirely transferable property.
To that end, I'd like to see restraint of the rights of 3rd party copyright owners, eg companies of the media industries. For example, the rule on expiry of copyright expiry — they would like to extend or erase it. We need to resist that.
In sum — I hope we do not lose the original intent of copy right law to protect the claim of a human being that creates a work — to be paid for it. I don't want to see Canadian Copy Right law become an instrument for big business and the state, acting on behalf of big business, to oppress citizens and invade our privacy.
My main point is — I strongly oppose the American model.