Archive for September, 2010

Access Copyright Responds to Tariff Objections

Many people have written to note that Access Copyright, represented by Barry Sookman, filed a response to the many objections raised with the Copyright Board. Access Copyright argues that only educational institutions qualify as objectors in the proceeding.  It says all others – including student, teacher, and library groups – […]

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September 27, 2010 12 comments News

The Complexity of Licencing Music Services in Canada

Bob Tarantino has an interesting post on the complexity with licencing music services in Canada in light of Pandora’s comments on the high costs here.

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September 27, 2010 2 comments News

Kate Taylor’s Must Read Series on Canadian Culture

The Toronto Star has been publishing Kate Taylor’s must-read series on Canadian culture, which includes a piece on the divided opinions on Bill C-32.

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September 27, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

CRIA Goes To Washington

The Toronto Star reports on a lobbying trip to Washington this week by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.  I’m guessing that the discussions did not focus on the fact that: U.S. digital music services blame high licence fees – not copyright – for avoiding the Canadian market the Canadian digital […]

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September 24, 2010 69 comments News

Pandora Blames Licensing Costs, Not Copyright for Blocking Canada

The Canadian Press runs an interesting story on some of the mobile music services that have yet to enter the Canadian market.  Tim Westergren, the founder of the hugely popular Pandora service, places the blame squarely on the fees being demanded by record labels and rights societies, indicating that Pandora […]

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September 23, 2010 40 comments News