Copyright, the Bible and Shakespeare

The Canadian government has introduced changes to our copyright laws and hopes to have it passed by the end of the year.  This gives me an opportunity to repeat my line about copyright.

If the Romans had had copyright then we would not have the Bible.  If the Elizabethans had had copyright we would not have Shakespeare.  If we didn’t have copyright our literature and entertainment  would probably be more dynamic and rewarding and provide a living for many more writers, artists and entertainers.

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