Tackling Canada’s Billion Dollar Culture Deficit

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines Canada's billion dollar annual culture deficit. The column argues that the time has come to reverse the alarming increase in Canadian cultural deficit by fostering the creation of Canadian cultural products, facilitating broad public access by following the model provided by the BBC, and putting an end to legal reforms such as WIPO ratification that invariably lead to an ever-increasing flow of copyright fees out of the country.

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