Government-backed study finds piracy fight a low priority for Canadian rights holders
The Circum study offers further evidence that for many creators, obscurity remains a far bigger threat than piracy. The study suggests that creators are ready to embrace the digital marketplace and would prefer to focus their energies on developing convenient, well-priced, legal services.
The message for the two ministers responsible for copyright—Canadian Heritage minister Mélanie Joly and Innovation, Science and Economic Development minister Navdeep Bains—is that with so much choice and competition, success is unlikely to come from yet another package of anti-piracy legal reforms, writes Michael Geist. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright