Canadian Musicians Lobby for Copyright Reform

Several of Canada's best known musicians went to Parliament today to lobby for reform to the Copyright Act. While CRIA argued that the current statute hurts their industry, the economy, and artists, Professor Geist comments that the proposed reforms will directly affect millions of Canadians who may have no interest in music. Moreover, he added that the industry would be better off pushing for greater government support for the creation of music and that Canadian artists have earned millions from Canada's private copying levy which covers peer-to-peer downloads.

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