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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 51: Canadian Music Creators Coalition

When speaking on Bill C-11 in the House of Commons on Monday, NDP MP Andrew Cash, a musician, noted that several years ago he traveled to Ottawa to talk copyright together with other musicians such as Brendan Canning from the Broken Social Scene and Steven Page from the Barenaked Ladies. The musicians were part of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, which brought together some of Canada’s best known musicians. In their submission to the 2009 national copyright consultation, they said the following about digital locks:

We believe anti-circumvention measures encourage and support the use of digital locks and litigation against music fans. Thus, we oppose the inclusion of such measures in legislative reform. Copyright laws must accommodate the interests of Canadian music creators. We support our fans’ legitimate interests in having a say in how they enjoy our music, and policy decisions should take this into account. Policies that fail to accommodate such interests should be rejected.

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December 14, 2011 1 comment News

Toronto Star on NDP MP Andrew Cash

The Toronto Star runs a feature on Andrew Cash, new NDP MP and one of the founders of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition.

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May 9, 2011 Comments are Disabled News

CMCC Speaks Out Against C-32 Digital Lock Provisions

The Canadian Music Creators Coalition, which features some of Canada's best known musicians, has criticized Bill C-32, noting how digital locks trump new consumer rights found in the bill.

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July 6, 2010 2 comments News

Billy Bragg on Music and Copyright

Billy Bragg and Charlie Angus hosted a press conference last week that included Safwan Javed of Wide Mouth Mason (and the Canadian Music Creators Coalition) and Don Quarles of the Songwriters Association of Canada.  The event attracted some media attention and a video of the event has now been posted […]

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November 25, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Musicians vs. Canadian Recording Industry Spokesperson

The government continues to play catch-up with the copyright consultation submissions (my submission appeared on Friday).  It has just posted two interesting contrasting submissions: the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, actual Canadian musicians who warn against DMCA-style reforms and Don Hogarth, CRIA's communication person, who warns against people who warn against […]

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October 25, 2009 3 comments News