Last month the Government of Saskatchewan took a major leap forward beyond every other province by passing an Arts Profession Act. To implement the new legislation, the Government of Saskatchewan worked closely with industry associations to develop a comprehensive, tailored and needs-based educational and awareness strategy. The goal is to enhance contract knowledge and use among artists and those who hire, engage or contract their services.
Recently I have been receiving e-mails from my friends at Creative Commons. Apparently ASCAP in the US has written a fundraising letter to supporters that misstate the mission of Creative Commons. This is unfortunately all too common in an environment where copyright is presented as a war between factions (left and right, right and wrong). In response to this letter Lawrence Lessig said:
Here is the proposed Act The federal government website has been created here. The Canadian Conference for the Arts has posted here. We are trying to organize a forum with the Vancouver community - creators and beyond. get in touch if you are interested.