Welcome to the Launch of the FBCW Blog

Hello, Writers, How are you doing? We’re doing pretty good, ourselves. You’re probably wondering why the ‘welcome to the launch’ post is happening 14 posts and nearly a year in. Well, we’ve finally got the volunteer power to commit to a weekly schedule of blog posts–and we have the next…

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Writers and Publishers Have Value

A long running dispute has been resolved between York University and the representative of writers and publishers in Canada, Access Copyright, as far as collecting payments for academic use of portions of books. Access Copyright, the collective that receives tariffs on behalf of writers and their publishers, announced on July…

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Nanaimo Poet Laureate Says Goodbye

Inaugural Nanaimo poet laureate Naomi Beth Wakan is about to wrap up her three-year term. The city has not found anyone to replace her yet – perhaps not surprising because while Naomi may be an octogenarian, she is a dynamo of style and energy and will be a hard act…

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Guest Post: Copyright

Copyright is widely recognized but what it really means in terms of legal ownership and what you can do with anything that is subject to copyright, is often subject to a whole host of basic misconceptions, not to mention the odd urban legend or two. This Ultimate Guide to Copyright…

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