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Maybe this CBC iCopyright thing isn't so bad after all...

One of my commentators in the comments section of my blogpost (who runs Progressive Blogger affiliate Views From the Lake) condemning the CBC’s new licensing scheme with American copyright “protectors” iCopyright has come up with another angle on this business:

I think it’s a great business opportunity. I plan on heavy trolling of the Blogging Tories looking for breaches to report to iCopyright. A million bucks is a million bucks!

This is a very good point. He’s referring to the Boing-Boing article which states that “iCopyright offers a reward of up to $1,000,000 for snitching on bloggers who don’t pay Danegeld to Canada’s public broadcaster to quote the works they […]

Ridiculous copyright licensing - no thanks CBC

I’ve noticed recently at the CBC website that at their news section, they have fine print at the bottom of their articles stating that “new copyright licensing is in effect”. When you click on that, it takes you to a 3rd party group called iCopyright, which then offers a sign-up fee so you can either quote the whole article, or else keep the article on your blog/website etc for a year. Nothing is said about only quoting part of an article however. If you click on the fine print of iCopyright, they warn you of the danger of piracy and so on and so forth.

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