The Copyright Board of Canada has released its decision on royalties for music usage on satellite radio. Details here, here, here, and here.
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Day seven of the CRTC's New Media hearings included a discussion of the threat of Internet radio to satellite radio providers. Sirius called for a levy on ISPs and WSPs, after noting that its preferred solution, geo-blocking of non-compliant content, was unlikely. Carleton professor Ira Wagman provides the details. Thanks […]
Sirius Canada has just issued a press release thanking the federal government for its confirmation of the CRTC's satellite radio decision. Assuming this is correct, the decision represents a win for the two services specifically as well as a win for the CRTC, individual Canadians, and independent artists more generally. […]
My column earlier this week focused on the satellite radio embarrassment and the willingness of Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla to maintain the independence of the CRTC only when it is convenient to do so. I argued that in light of Minister Frulla's claims that her mind was made up, […]
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available hyperlinked version) focuses on the explosive battle over satellite radio in Canada. I begin by recalling Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla's position on the entry of RAI, the Italian language television network, into Canada last summer. Despite enormous pressure, the […]