Copyright as Censorship

DUFFY-BUCKS-980x711It is one thing to have a legitimate concern over copyright infringement and an entirely different matter to use copyright as a form of censorship. Such uses of copyright seem to be on the rise with the latest coming from the Bank of Canada – of course as parody is one of the clearest examples of fair use and in this case political speech not only doesn’t violate copyright law (Canadian or American) but is protected political speech.  Simply put watch out for those who attempt to use copyright to suppress free speech and the sharing of ideas.

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