Class Dismissed?

In 2003, CRIA and others associated with the music industry launched a high profile "education" campaign on music and copyright.  Titled Keep Music Coming, the campaign centered around a website at, supported by national advertising and inserts in CDs ( version).

Today I received an email from someone who just purchased a CD which included an insert directing him to the campaign site.  He was surprised to find that is no longer maintained by the industry as it has become a pay-per-click advertising site.  The domain lapsed earlier this week with no indication whether this was a domain name registration error or if the campaign has been abandoned.  Either way, music is still coming nearly three years after the campaign launch as a growing number of labels and artists want to respect their fans, not "educate" them. Cl;


  1. Dwight Williams says:

    Feeling Nostalgic
    I still have an old vinyl LP with the logo “Home Taping Kills Music” on the back of the main cardstock sleeve. Some attitudes do seem to take a few decades to change, don’t they?

  2. hear about this?

    TTC threatening legal action against “Anagram” blogger.

    (Sorry for posting this as a comment, but the “contact” field on the webpage produced garbled text in Firefox)

    Regular reader of your columns, Thanks!