The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.At the recent Ottawa International Animation Festival, a lively panel discussion examined the ways producers can make money off mobile content. Perhaps inevitably, the conversation also broadened to include the online world as well.  All was going well until the Q&A session, when one audience member, a staffer at Vancouver’s Studio B, stood up and told the producers in the room: "You’re never going to make money charging for content on the Internet, because as soon as you put it up someone’s going to rip it and put it on Youtube." Epitome Pictures Inc. president Stephen Stohn has said much the same thing in the past: no sooner have the closing credits of CTV’s broadcast of Degrassi: The Next Generation rolled than the episode appears on Youtube. What are producers to do? The US Supreme Court’s landmark Sony vs. Universal Studios decision set a precedent that will likely inform copyright law worldwide for years to come: as long as a technology is capable of "substantial noninfringing uses," going after device manufacturers won’t work. Ironically, with its recent XCP/First4Internet rootkit fiasco Sony has morphed into one of the worst offenders as far as defending creator rights at all costs goes, and any move to increase corporations’ ability to use DRM to protect their works is unlikely to be popular. Finally, and most importantly, the Conservative minority government has been reportedly examining how to revive the copyright reform process, but there’s no evidence of any real action coming on that front anytime soon. Undoubtedly, our approach to user rights and the fair dealing provisions within the act will be scrutinized heavily. Until these issues are resolved, producers and content creators will continue to be at a loss for solutions – and a business model tailored to the realities of 21st-century copyright law.