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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?


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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