It is a strange fact that in Canada, the intellectual properties of writers like myself are used without permission, or compensation, by universities, schools and NGOs and government institutions. Universities took their case to the Supreme Court and won! Google has successfully defended lawsuits winning judgments that continue to allow them to copy books and make them available for free on the Internet. The illustration I have used on the left was deliberately chosen.
Canadian creators and publishers have waited long enough—10 years and counting—to be paid when their works are copied by educational institutions outside of Quebec.
That’s why I wrote to Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne today to tell him that the government can no longer delay fulfilling its commitment in the 2022 federal budget to amend the Copyright Act to protect creators and copyright holders.
Please join me by visiting https://www.ivaluecanadianstories.ca/creators.php and help stop great Canadian content from disappearing.