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Artists Who Fear Copyright

The Globe and Mail turns its attention to copyright law this morning with a feature on the Appropriation Art coalition that has brought together hundreds of Canadian artists who have called on the government to reject anti-circumvention legislation and to expand the current fair dealing provision so that it covers […]

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July 5, 2006 4 comments News

Does This Sound Like a Troubled Industry?

The Canadian Press reports on the thriving Canadian indie music scene.  Echoing a recent NY Times article, the report notes that indie labels do a better job of using the Internet and that they take risks that the major labels shy away from.  Jeffrey Remedios, the co-founder of Arts & […]

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January 1, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Tariff 22 Continues – SOCAN Seeks 25% Levy on iTunes

My regular Law Bytes column (non-registered version or Toronto Star version, homepage version) highlights the continuing saga of Tariff 22. SOCAN, a leading Canadian copyright collective, recently filed a revised application that targets all websites that communicate music to the public. The tariff proposal includes an astonishing 25 percent of gross revenue for music download services and 15 percent for webcasters. When combined with other tariff proposals, Canada's collectives are seeking at least 40 percent of gross revenues from music download services, representing a far greater threat to the business model than peer-to-peer file sharing.

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April 18, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns