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Old notions” of copyright disappearing, says author of new book

News | 10/03/2006 4:00 am EDT

In his new book, Prey To Thievery, Hill Times deputy editor Simon Doyle looks at the sway that collectives of rightsholders – most notably the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) – have held over the copyright reform process in Canada. In the book, Doyle contends that despite representing powerful corporate interests with considerable resources, copyright collectives were unsuccessful in their bids to influence policymakers due to a combination of technological advance and an inability to formulate their message in a manner that met with widespread approval. An excerpt from the book’s introduction appears below.

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