Canadian Newspaper Seeks Balanced Copyright Law

“Clearly, content creators deserve to be sufficiently rewarded for their work to make their endeavour worthwhile. At the same time, consumers have the right to enjoy the full capabilities of the equipment they’ve purchased, free from restrictions on what they can record and the use they make of content once it has been legitimately obtained. A revised copyright law must strive to find a balance between the rights of creators and ‘fair use’ by consumers.”Vancouver Sun editorial board.

Vancouver Sun. Reformed Copyright Laws Shouldn’t Suppress Creativity. Jan. 16, 2008. Since there is no byline on this story from a major Canadian newspaper, we presume this is an editorial. If so, the tone is remarkably (and refreshingly) strident for a mainstream news outlet.

(Editor’s Note: Copycense editors originally commented on this article in the Jan. 22, 2008 edition of Copycense Clippings, and it was a Quote of the Week selection.)

Copycense™: Incisive IP.

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01/23/2008 at 09:00

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