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TPP's Copyright Term Extension Isn't Made for Artists—It's Made By and For Big Content Companies


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TPP's Copyright Term Extension Isn't Made for Artists—It's Made By and For Big Content Companies

Andrew Hunter

I am writing to express my serious concern that the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement's intellectual property chapter may extend Canada's current length of copyright.

I'm a filmmaker, cinematographer and camera assistant by trade. Copyright is the foundation of how I earn a living. However I see the policy of copyright maximalism that is espoused by dominant players in both Hollywood and Canada as being detrimental to the health of our industry.