Copyright in a Digital Age

Can you imagine back in the day – like way back in the pre-Gutenberg days – how tough it would have been to plagiarise or break copyright? Man, you’d be up all night with your quill pen and candles, slaving away making a pirated version of Beowulf for the black markets. Tough stuff. Kids these days . . . they have it easy with everything.

After three false starts Canada is looking at tabling some updated copyright legislation. It hasn’t been successful in updating its laws since 1997 . . . whoa! that’s 920 Internet years. Take a look at this solid CBC article on the proposed changes and let us know what you think. As journalists and communicators and writers, what are the copyright issues that come up most for you? Do tell!


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