Jem Berkes's blog

Back to basics - what are the proposed changes to copyright law?

I was recently contacted by the student newspaper at the University of Winnipeg who asked me to clarify some issues surrounding the Petition for Users' Rights -- what specifically the proposed changes to Canadian copyright law entail, and how they would impact Canadians. This prompted me to write a Q&A on proposed changes to Canadian copyright law that I could refer others to when they have similar questions.


People have asked me quite a few times why I insist on using as my PC office product. I have written a commentary, "Why" at

I encourage everyone to take a look. Have I missed any important points? Perhaps you might run across a new reason to switch from that klunky MS Office system.

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