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CPCC Lobbies Conservatives At Policy Convention

A blog reader reports that the Canadian Private Copying Collective, which manages the private copying levy, is working to undo a planned Conservative policy position to kill the levy.  The collective is running a party for delegates on Thursday night in Winnipeg featuring songwriters, performers, and musicians.

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November 11, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

CPCC Political Survey on Private Copying

The Canadian Private Copying Collective has released a survey of the major political parties on their views on the private copying levy.  The Conservatives did not respond.  The release does not appear on the CPCC site, but FYI Music reports on the results.

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October 10, 2008 5 comments News

Copyright Lobbying: September Update

Last month, I posted on the data from the new lobbyist registry that includes reports on meetings with senior government officials.  The first batch of entries included meetings on intellectual property with CRIA, Microsoft, CTVGlobemedia, and Google.  The newest update, which covers the month of August, includes the following new […]

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September 17, 2008 3 comments News

CPCC Wins $1.75 Million Settlement

FYI Music reports that the Canadian Private Copying Collective has received a $1.75 million settlement over unreported sales of blank audio media.

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August 19, 2008 6 comments News

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 9: Music Shifting Subject To Anti-Circumvention Limitation

Having reviewed the format and time shifting provisions, I now turn to the music shifting provisions (Section 29.22).  Industry Minister Jim Prentice has heavily promoted these provisions as he assures Canadians that they can now shift music from CDs to their iPods. The provision has faced significant criticism from all sides, however.  The Canadian Private Copying Collective is livid at the change, arguing that it will "rob creators of their rights, denying them compensation for this use of their work."  In what sounds a lot like consumer group complaints, the CPCC adds that they were not consulted on the issue and that an open consultation is needed.

From the consumer perspective, the provision does not go far enough.  I think it is fair to say that most consumers believe that if they have paid for a song, they should have the right to listen to it on the device of their choice without further compensation (CRIA seemingly agrees).  Such uses should be considered fair uses and the value of listening to a song on multiple devices can be built into the initial purchase price.

Yet the music shifting provision is subject to some significant limitations that undermine their fairness. 

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July 3, 2008 39 comments News