Just because Microsoft is busily embracing open source, that doesn’t mean they have any interest in software freedom, as Andy Oliver points out.
Excellent and balanced set of proposals from Michael Geist for copyright reform in Canada – well worth reading in full to see what’s possible. Sadly, all the signs are that Canada will adopt reform that ignores balance and citizen rights in favour of copyright owners. As I will keep saying, copyright is a social contract granting temporary monopoly in exchange for surrender of the work to the public commons – sadly government and copyright owners alike have forgotten this and insist on ever-broadening control with ever-diminishing surrender to the commons.
Another story of music industry greed, excess and inflexibility that actually harms musicians. When will it end?
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