In­tel­lec­tual pro­pri­ety

The Walrus - - LETTERS -

Thank you for Patrick Warner’s ar­ti­cle about the de­ci­sion by Cana­dian in­sti­tu­tions to stop pay­ing copy­right fees (“How Uni­ver­si­ties Man­age to Avoid Pay­ing Writ­ers for Their Work,” thewalrus. ca). Uni­ver­si­ties say that this ex­emp­tion is nec­es­sary for the sake of their cash­strapped stu­dents or for their in­sti­tu­tional cof­fers. But would th­ese same bod­ies ever dream of claim­ing an “ed­u­ca­tional ex­emp­tion” from pay­ing their elec­tric­ity bill, or cut­ting 10 per­cent off the pay­ment to their food-ser­vice provider? Why should writ­ers be the ones who don’t get paid? Gil­lian O’reilly

Toronto, ON

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