Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 1, 2006 as Spam Not Gone, But Increasingly Forgotten One year ago, Canada’s National Task Force on Spam presented then-Industry Minister David Emerson with its report on how Ottawa could assist in the fight against spam (I was a member of the Task […]
Archive for April, 2006
Lost amid the coverage of the creation of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, was the presentation of a copyright petition this week before the House of Commmons. James Rajotte, a Conservative MP from Alberta and rumoured chair of the Industry Committee, presented the petition with the following comments: "Mr. Speaker, […]
The Canadian Music Creators Coalition has just announced its first live event with a press conference scheduled for the Horseshoe in Toronto on Monday morning. The press release suggests that many more musicians have joined the coalition and that they're interested in meeting with the relevant Ministers. With considerable press […]
The OECD has released a new report on DRM disclosure concerns. The report highlights consumer issues involving copy-controls and other DRM systems.
The Canadian music market has experienced some dramatic developments in recent months, most notably Nettwerk's decision to speak out against file sharing lawsuits (with financial backing of a U.S. defendant in one case), the CRIA/Pollara study, and the recent departure of six leading Canadian independent labels from CRIA. While those […]