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CRIA Breaks From Creator Groups and Indy Labels On iPod Levy

Today is music day at the Bill C-32 committee as there will be two panels focused on music copyright issues. The first panel is the Balanced Copyright For Canada panel, comprised of CRIA (which backs the site as part of its strategy to “radicalize and activate” its base through social media as Graham Henderson described it earlier this month) and four of the site’s board members. The second panel includes SOCAN, ADISQ, GMMQ, and the SAC. 

The BCFC panel should raise some interesting questions about what CRIA says publicly at committee or does in the courts and what it says behind closed doors. I recently obtained a document under the Access to Information Act summarizing comments made by Henderson to Industry Canada officials in a September 2010 meeting, several months after Bill C-32 was introduced. The meeting was a Chamber of Commerce event, so CRIA did not report it in its lobbying disclosures. The summary includes two notable positions that seem to contradict public action or words and suggest a split between CRIA and other creator groups, including the Canadian Independent Music Association.

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March 1, 2011 6 comments News

House of Commons Debate on iPod Levy

There was a lengthy debate on the iPod levy in the House of Commons on Friday, including discussion on my appearance before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage the day before.

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March 29, 2010 5 comments Must Reads

Federal Court of Appeal Kills iPod Levy

Howard Knopf reports that the Federal Court of Appeal took just 24 hours to render its decision in the iPod levy case, quashing the Copyright Board of Canada's decision to certify a tariff on iPods.  It was clear during yesterday's hearing that the court reacted favourably toward the argument that […]

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January 10, 2008 23 comments News

Federal Court of Appeal Strikes Down CRIA Memorandum

I've posted several entries on the ongoing attempt by CRIA to intervene in the Federal Court of Appeal review of the Copyright Board's iPod levy decision.  Last week, I noted that the CPCC asked the court strike down the CRIA intervention on the grounds that it blatantly disregarded the court's […]

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November 23, 2007 11 comments News