Archive for January 4th, 2008

CRIA Calls SAC P2P Proposal A “Pipe Dream”

CRIA's Graham Henderson has told Reuters that the Songwriters Association of Canada's proposal to fully legalize P2P is a "pipe dream" and that CRIA is reluctant to get involved.

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January 4, 2008 13 comments Must Reads

Canadian Digital Music Sales Outperform the U.S. – Again

Nielsen SoundScan Canada is out today with the 2007 Canadian music sales data.  Despite the repeated sky-is-falling claims from CRIA, the actual data keeps telling a different story.  In 2006, Canadian digital music sales grew at 122 percent, far faster than either the U.S. or Europe.  Over the past twelve […]

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January 4, 2008 20 comments News

Why Canada Needs More Flexible Fair Dealing

Several people have pointed to the excellent new report from the Center for Social Media on quoting copyrighted material in user-generated video.  The report provides another illustration of why Canada needs more flexible fair dealing since some of the fair uses would not be applicable here.  In other words, Canadians […]

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Sony Recommends DRM Circumvention

Ars Technica points out that Sony, the last DRM holdout, is now advising users how to circumvent its own DRM.

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