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Copyright and the Throne Speech

While Canadian Heritage Copyright Policy may be undergoing some uncertainty, that is not stopping some copyright lobby groups from pushing the government to include copyright in next month's throne speech.  In one of the oddest releases in memory [can't seem to find it online yet], four industry groups – CRIA, Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA), Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), and Music Managers Forum (MMF) Canada, have called on the government to feature copyright, including WIPO ratification, in the forthcoming legislative agenda.

The strangest part of the release is the vision put forward by these four groups.  There are no musicians, performers, songwriters, or copyright collectives to be found (the absence of consumers is a given).  Of course, the release fails to mention that Canadian musicians stand against WIPO ratification, while CRIA is in the middle of litigation in which it opposes the collectives and is trying to reduce the amount of compensation they receive.  In other words, it is an industry view of a music industry without musicians.

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September 25, 2007 2 comments News

CIRPA Names McKie New President

Duncan McKie, a Pollara pollster who did considerable work for CRIA, has been named the new President and Executive Director of the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association.

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May 3, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

CRIA Fumes Over Heritage-Commissioned Music Report

Last month I posted about a recently released report commissioned by Canadian Heritage on the future of the Canadian music industry.  I noted that the report provides a realistic assessment of the challenges facing the industry, emphasizing the need to embrace the Internet and new technologies without laying the blame […]

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March 13, 2007 3 comments News


While I have posted on CRIA’s performance at the CRTC, MisterBryans points out that CIRPA’s executive director was simply embarrassing in responding to a question on making commercial radio more multicultural.

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May 19, 2006 Comments are Disabled News