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I Value Canadian Stories – Access Copyright Advocacy Website

UPDATE FROM ACCESS COPYRIGHT – JAN. 9

So far, since the IValueCanadianStories.ca launched on November 15:

  • 796 users have registered on the site;
  • 705 letters have been sent to MPs;
  • 306 actions have been taken on social media; and
  • 189 invites sent via the site to others to take part and stand up for Canadian creators

for a total of 1,200 actions taken.

In early December, we launched a short 90 second video that detailed how the copying policies of the education sector have impacted the ability of Canadian creators to earn a living from their creations and created a Value Gap for educational content. We saw a nice boost in letters sent with the launch of the video which has been viewed 1,328 times to date.

With the House risen for the holidays and MPs in their ridings until late January, we have identified which members of the Industry and Heritage Committees have received letters through our campaign and contacted those who wrote them to encourage them to be in touch with their MP to ensure that the Copyright Act review will address the issues central to I Value Canadian Stories.

In the New Year, we will be unveiling other tactics and assets to continue the momentum that this campaign has already built, and update you monthly on our progress.

 

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET INVOLVED – NOV. 21

Access Copyright, in coalition with the Association of Canadian Publishers, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens, Canadian Publishers’ Council, Playwrights Guild of Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada, are launching an advocacy site geared at driving change during the ongoing Copyright Act review. 

The site, IValueCanadianStories.ca highlights the problems caused by the education fair dealing exception for publishers and creators.  Visitors to the site will be able to write their MP a letter, engage on social media and refer friends to urge them to also get involved.

 
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