Why Is The Canadian Government Paying The Copyright Lobby?

from the seems-like-a-decent-question dept

Michael Geist's latest column questions why the Canadian government is paying the Creators' Rights Alliance -- an organization that, among other things, lobbies the government on policy issues involving copyright. If it were somehow a small organization whose voice wasn't getting heard, some might defend it as helping those who don't have an effective lobbying voice. However, this isn't a small, struggling organization. It's especially worrying since we've seen repeatedly that lobbying organizations focused on copyrights often don't actually represent the views of the content creators they claim to represent.
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