Angus Reid Strategies has released two polls that find that the Canadian public is opposed to proposed new ISP levies for new media content creation and for file sharing. 80 percent of people surveyed said that a possible new CRTC levy on ISPs to pay for Canadian new media content […]
Archive for March 12th, 2009
CRIA Says ISPs Central Issue Facing the Industry
Billboard reports that an industry panel at Canadian Music Week featured CRIA President Graham Henderson arguing that the role of ISPs is the central issue facing the music industry. Henderson said he is optimistic of discussions with Canadian ISPs in the near future.
IsoHunt and CRIA Face Off In Court
TorrentFreak has details on court battle between IsoHunt and the Canadian Recording Industry Association, which reportedly led to the judge calling for a full trial. The decision is a victory for CRIA, which argued against IsoHunt's request for declaratory judgment.
UK Performers Launch Featured Artists Coalition
With strong echoes of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, leading UK musicians, including Robbie Williams, Annie Lennox, Billy Bragg, Blur's David Rowntree and Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, have formed the Featured Artists Coalition. The group has voted against supporting any moves toward criminal prosecution of ordinary members of the public for […]
CRTC New Media Hearings – Day Nine: Astral, Rogers, Cogeco, Shaw, CTV, CCSA
On Tuesday, the Commission conducted hearings with leading broadcast and telecom companies including Astral Media, Rogers Communications, Cogeco Cable, Shaw Communications, CTV GlobeMedia, and the CCSA. The lively discussion focused on the ISP levy, with strong opposition to the levy and even the hearings themselves. The following review was compiled by University of Ottawa student Yael Wexler.