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Microsoft Misleads on Copyright Reform

Note that if Microsoft is claiming that there is no protection for the ideas rather than the expression of the ideas, then this is correct, though it’s true for all countries since copyright protects the expression, not the ideas themselves

The Hill Times this week includes an astonishingly misleading and factually incorrect article on Canadian copyright written by Microsoft. The most egregious error comes in the following paragraph which attempts to demonstrate why Microsoft thinks reform is needed:

Imagine you’re an aspiring author who decides to self-publish on the internet in hopes of supporting yourself and catching the eye of a publishing house. Now imagine someone hacks into your website and accesses your work and begins using the ideas expressed in your work for their own commercial benefit. You should be protected, right? In Canada, you are not.

Actually, you are protected.

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Microsoft, Copyright, Reform

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