[d@DCC] Response to Henderson item in Jan 9 Ottawa Citizen
Prof J C Nash
nashjc at uottawa.ca
Mon Jan 9 15:47:06 EST 2006
I sent off the following just now (apologies for spacing -- plain
Editor, The Citizen
Re: Graham Henderson opinion article. Jan 9 Citizen.
A century ago Graham Henderson would be representing the Canadian Saddlery
Makers Association and arguing that gasoline cars were illegally sharing
roads with horse-powered vehicles. He is described as a "music lawyer", yet
his article could be construed as about statistics. Sadly, as someone who
practices and teaches statistics, I am once again having to point out that
the inferences he makes or quotes are false. His claims of huge losses
under the present law and massive job growth under a new regime are
mirages designed to persuade lawmakers to protect a declining industry
by harming a new one.
As an author of several books and also as a publisher, I support strong
copyright and oppose the misappropriation of the work of creative artists.
(Students get an F if I see a photocopied textbook in their possession.)
Readers should not, however, assume that the changes to copyright
CRIA proposes are in any way an appropriate response.
Out of curiosity, does a "music lawyer" do anything creative except find
ways to take money from the composer, the performer and the listeners of
Professor of Management
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