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To Bishkek and Back: PEN International’s 80th World Congress

To Bishkek and Back: PEN International’s 80th World Congress

By | August 7, 2015 at 9:47 am

PEN Canada Vice-President Grace Westcott reflects on her time at the 80th PEN International World Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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The Freedom to Mock

The Freedom to Mock

By | July 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Parody and satire may be the only thing that everybody agreed on in the protracted and generally acrimonious debates about updating copyright law. The idea was to expand ‘fair dealing’ – the ways we’re free to use other people’s work in our own – to include uses for the purpose of parody and satire.

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Quebec’s Bill 78 – Law or Order?

Quebec’s Bill 78 – Law or Order?

By ; | May 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

On May 18, 2012 the Quebec National Assembly passed Bill 78 to “enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they attend.” Freedom of expression organizations like PEN have raised concerns that the new law grants unjustifiable powers to local authorities and discourages, or silences, legitimate collective action and civil protest.

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