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Artists Legal Outreach on CTV November 27th

A few weeks ago I gave an interview to CTV consumer reporter Linda Steele about allegations of copyright infringement by local artist  after finding reproductions of her work for sale at a store in Tsawassen.  You can see the story here: .http://bc.ctvnews.ca/counterfeits-of-b-c-artist-s-work-sold-in-ferry-terminal-1.1051390

Legislative Committee on Bill C-11: Our appearance March 7th at 3:30 pm est

I am scheduled to appear March 7th, 2012 before the Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-11. You can watch it here:http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeMeetings.aspx?Cmte=CC11.... The previous letter on C-32 can be found at http://artistslegaloutreach.ca/node/285. For those who are interested here is the body of the letter sent to the Committee on Bill C-11.

National Gallery of Canada negotiated in bad faith with artist groups

The CAPPRT Tribunal issued its long-awaited decision in the dispute between CARFAC and the National Gallery. The Tribunal found that the Gallery's refusal to negotiate fees for the digital exhibition rights was bad faith. http://www.straight.com/article-617761/vancouver/tribunal-finds-national...

Art is not Information

This morning I listened to a Swedish Church of Copinism.  Information is holy - all information is philosophically the same in their view and file sharing is a religious ritual.  When asked whether all information was equally valuable he said no but there was no follow-up.  So it seems we are in fact gadgets or a collection of 0's and 1's. 

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