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New Minted Parody … or is it Satire?

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It doesn’t matter, really, because Canada’s new Copyright Act made both satire and parody exceptions to infringement.

Although I continue to have serious reservations about the new law, it seems that the Canadian Mint doesn’t realize it can no longer threaten copyright infringement to censor these forms of free speech.

Ariel Katz reports on the Mint’s attempts to wield copyright law to censor politica speech in Thought Control, Monetary Policy, and the Mike Duffy “$90,000 Bill”

Wouldn’t you expect the Mint to seek legal advice before making such threats?

And here’s the movie version of the Mike Duffy “$90,000 Bill”:

Written by Laurel L. Russwurm

May 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm

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