'Boiled down, the concern is this—Canada's writers and publishers must be paid when our work is copied and republished as educational course packs in the college and university setting. Like anyone else providing a professional good or service to a customer, we require compensation,' writes John Degen, executive director of The Writers' Union of Canada.
Last month, I was asked to testify at the Copyright Board of Canada. Naturally, I went. When Ottawa requests my presence on matters of concern to my industry, I respectfully honour the request.
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