CIRA CEO Byron Holland has a great piece on ACTA, three strikes and the danger of "unintended negative consequences."

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  1. “the organization that represents the interests of the Canadian sound recording industry – claims file sharing in Canada costs the industry $100 million annually, and the RCMP has stated that they are powerless to stop it. The recording industry internationally has noted important drops in income, jobs, and new artists signed, and has attributed this to illegal file sharing.”

    A quick question… what is the link between “new artists signed” and illegal file sharing. Are they saying that the only legal way for a new artist to distribute their work is through CRIA members? Since when did they get a exclusive right to distribute in Canada?