Who Speaks for the Commons?

Stephen HarperThe Prime Minister of Canada presented the latest budget for the fiscal year with a special Easter egg.

According to Huffington Post Businesss:

“The budget tabled yesterday includes a measure that will extend copyright protection on audio recordings to 70 years as of the recording’s release, from the current 50 years.”

Many who feel that the “Commons”, the idea that we have a shared heritage and a need to maintain a strong public presence feel that the world has been robbed another twenty years of great music. Others feel that this will ensure copyright for musicians who have a longer life span.

Which ever way you look at it, the privatization of all things in our culture seems to be continually accelerating. Some believe this is a good thing. How do you feel?

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