Last week, the Association of Canadian Publishers appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as part of the copyright review. The ACP, which commissioned a study last year that pointed to digital trends in publishing in Canada that did not identify copyright as key a concern, has been a prominent voice on the impact of declining revenues from Access Copyright licence. Yet as David Lametti, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development noted during questioning, data submitted by two ACP members to the committee suggest that the Access Copyright royalties have had little impact on overall publisher revenues.
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Statistics Canada reports that open source software use is on the rise among Canadian private sector firms. Seventeen percent report using open source software, up from 10 percent last year. Given that the numbers are likely far higher, my guess is that this reflects the growing awareness of open source […]
The Hill Times features a special op-ed this week (HT version (sub required), homepage version) that I wrote on the recent Statistics Canada and Industry Canada studies on the music industry. With independent data now confirming that the Canadian music industry is enjoying healthy profits and that Internet file sharing […]
Appeared in the Hill Times on November 12, 2007 as Politics Trumps Policy As Copyright Bill Approaches The annual Canadian Music Week celebration in Toronto is still several months away, but last week Ottawa staged its own version of the event. Two federal departments – Statistics Canada and Industry Canada […]
The official Canadian Music Week won't take place until March in Toronto, but this week the Canadian government has staged its own Canadian music week. Days after the release of the Industry Canada commissioned study on the correlation between P2P and CD sales, Statistics Canada has just released a report […]