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Doyle on Actra

By Op-Ed Editor | January 10, 2007

Good to see John Doyle making sense of the Actra strike in today’s Globe & Mail. As he points out, the core of the problem is that so many Canadians think like the producers: if it’s digital and online, creators ought to give it away for free. He’s struck by the amount of anti-creator sentiment he sees in letters to the Globe & Mail, rooted in readers’ sense that they entitled to everything for nothing. Doyle: “Being freelancers doesn’t mean they have to work for free. No Canadian does, so actors and performers shouldn’t be expected to do it.”

At the Globe‘s website, the article is, ah, behind a paywall. Subscribers only.

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