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Copyright 2011: Looking forward

The year ends much as it began with a sense that while everything has changed more stays the same.  The debate around Bill C-32 continues - with little obvious progress from the outside looking in.  Moore and Clement held a press conference where again the  "iPod tax" was used to generate media and public attention.  They claim they speak for consumers.  Yet I have not met anyone who begrudges paying creators for their work - nor for that matter do the Consumers Association, PIAC and the Union des Consommateurs.  Artists are also consumers and users of content.  Perhaps the theory is that i

Book review

Having read Samuel Trosow's work for sometime I read with interest his analysis of the educational provisions.  He makes an extremely valuable point about the conservative risk averse analysis that appears to operate at many educational institutions.

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