Post Tagged with: "CRIA"

CRIA’s New Take on Copyright Reform

"This is terrific news. Canada is one step closer to having a copyright law that will reflect the realities of the digital marketplace and allow the music industry a chance to prosper. We want to thank the government and the opposition parties for their support in getting to this stage." […]

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June 8, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Copyright and Faith in the Free Market

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) in the Toronto Star focuses on the Canadian recording industry's rejection of alternative compensation systems on the grounds that it prefers to rely on the free market. The column notes that the industry has been a leading proponent of government involvement, consistently seeking both financial support and legislative intervention. It concludes that as Canada heads toward yet another round of copyright reform, policymakers and politicians should be mindful that they have already used legislative intervention to establish many rights and protections that have tilted the copyright balance heavily toward creators at the expense of users.

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February 21, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

Debating Music Downloading with CRIA

Professor Geist appeared on Report on Business Television on December 15th to debate with Graham Henderson, president of CRIA, the impact of music downloading on the industry. The discussion focused on the size of the losses and the scope of the private copying levy.  

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December 15, 2004 1 comment Video

Piercing the P2P Myths, Part Two

Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column features part two (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) of the examination of the financial impact of peer-to-peer music downloading on the Canadian music industry. Following part one, which demonstrated that recording industry loss claims are greatly exaggerated and that […]

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December 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Piercing the Peer-to-Peer Myths (Part One)

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) is the first of a two-part look at the impact of peer-to-peer file sharing on the music industry. The column provides a detailed examination of the Canadian Recording Industry Association's own numbers, concluding that […]

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November 29, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns