Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Canadian Authors are Mad as Hell

And they’re not going to take it anymore.

This stylish video, produced by the Writers’ Union of Canada, makes a strong case against new copyright legislation currently under consideration. From the Union’s website:
Canada’s controversial new copyright bill has driven five prominent authors, including two-time Governor General’s Award winner Nino Ricci, to make a new YouTube video. “Without strong copyright protections, professional writing in this country will be irreparably harmed,” says novelist Alan Cumyn, the author of the video and Chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada. “Thousands of authors and artists across the country have been writing their MPs, protesting parts of this bill. The video puts faces and voices to our concerns.” Also featuring Erna Paris, Sandra Campbell and Susan Swan.


Anonymous gordon aalborg said...

Excellent video, strong argument, and it will almost certainly be IGNORED by government because more educators vote than authors, and politicians don't read anything not permanently affixed to the public trough their snouts are glued inside. We should write less and vote more -- but for whom?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 8:27:00 AM PST  

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