“I’m a writer.  A writer, not a professor, teacher, banker, doctor or some other professional who finances his or her writing with a secondary income stream.  For a quarter century I have committed myself solely to the art of the narrative.  Ironically, though my work is more widely available to the public through the internet, compensation for my labour continues to decline as copyright is eroded and pirating becomes commonplace.  At any university, high school or elementary school in this country, everyone from the custodian to the dean earns a livable salary except the very people who provide the teaching content upon which these institutions are based.  How fair is this model?”

Caroline Adderson, Author

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“In an ever-changing digital climate that is working against creators to financially exist, it has never been more important for Canada to be leaders in copyright reform to not only save artists, but the voice of Canada.”

Royal Wood, professional musician

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