The Canadian government has released the surprisingly sensible results of its extensive, year-long review of copyright law

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Sounds good. Of course they have to actually implement the recommendations, and ideally before the next election (unlikely).


It still doesn’t solve the problem of it being “life + X years” when some authors disappear and nobody knows if/when they died… Copyright should just require a re-registration every 15-20 years period, in order to free up abandoned works.



I predict that if any of this gets implemented, the US president of the time (be it R or D) will immediately inflict a few billion in retaliatory tariffs.

Content monetization is one of the US’s most successful industries and any measures by other countries that might weaken that strength will be considered a deliberately hostile act against the US.

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