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Billboard Article Changes Tune on Canadian Copyright Reform

Last week, Billboard ran an article on what the Conservative majority government might mean for copyright reform. The article placed the spotlight on the sharp divide between the Canadian Recording Industry Association on one side and much of the remainder of the music industry on the other.  While CRIA was one of Bill C-32’s most vocal supporters (aided by its Balanced Copyright for Canada site), many other music associations including collectives, songwriters, and publishers were sharply critical.  This divide came through in the original article, noting that CRIA’s Graham Henderson told that “he believes 90 percent of C-32 was agreed upon by members of the music industry ‘with just a difference of opinions on a couple of things'”.

That comment led to a sharp rebuke from Catherine Saxberg of the Canadian Music Publishers Association:

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May 9, 2011 7 comments News

Billboard on Canadian Copyright Reform

Billboard/Reuters focuses on the forthcoming copyright reform bill, oddly referring to Canada's Copyright Act that has been amended numerous times – including recording industry requested provisions such as private copying, rental rights, and statutory damages – as "the existing 1921 legislation."  The article includes a photo of musicians from the […]

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November 18, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Billboard on Industry Canada’s File Sharing Study

There has unsurprisingly been a tremendous amount of coverage and online discussion regarding the economic study commissioned by Industry Canada that found that there is a positive correlation between file sharers and music purchasing.  You can read the Globe, the Guardian, or hundreds of blogs on the topic.  Or you […]

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November 5, 2007 8 comments News

LeBlanc on HMV and CRIA Stats

Larry LeBlanc, the longtime Canadian music reporter, recently left Billboard Magazine and has begun to publish a regular email newsletter on Canadian music developments.  LeBlanc's latest edition includes some pointed comments on the coverage of HMV's retail price reductions and CRIA's attempts to link them to P2P downloading.  LeBlanc has kindly granted me permission to repost his comments on this issue, which he titles HMV's Price Cuts and Why CRIA's Stats Don't Add Up:

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September 12, 2007 3 comments News