April 19, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 8:30 pm, 565 Bloor St West (Green Beanery, corner of Bathurst and Bloor)
Did you know that Canada is the 11th most active country in the world when it comes to TV piracy? Per capita, Canada is in the top 10 per cent of offending countries.
There's a lot to learn about piracy and the impact of piracy on the Canadian economy and our cultural industries and the many individuals that people those industries, including musicians and actors - 630,000 Canadians in total. While Canadian media companies like CBC, Bell and others are being robbed blind by online pirates, powerful international organizations are benefiting from their losses. To stop this theft, over 25 Canadian organizations have formed the FairPlay coalition.
Join Richard C. Owens, adjunct law professor at the University of Toronto and Senior Munk Fellow at Macdonald Laurier Institute, as he explains why rampant piracy should not continue and why big-tech business wants Canadians to keep stealing entertainment.
See you soon at our next Grounds for Thought - Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 pm.
As always, our venue is the Green Beanery, 565 Bloor St West on the corner of Bathurst and Bloor Streets.
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