I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada, who will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 21 as part of Canadian Music Week 2013. In addition to representing record labels such as Sony, Universal and Warner, Music Canada’s role is to […]
Andrew Baker is an LLB/BCL candidate at McGill University Faculty of Law. Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) and ACTRA have recently formalized a strategic alliance agreement that outlines opportunities for mutual support on issues of common interest, and promotes solidarity and greater unity of purpose between the two labour unions.
Brent Randall is a JD candidate at the University of Ottawa. The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC), recently proposed a levy on electronic memory cards that would collect between $0.50 and $3.00 on each sale depending on their capacity. The existing tariff on recording media like blank CDs would remain the same.
Mark Kohras is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. It’s election season again, and Canada’s political parties are out in force, campaigning across the country. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the recent attention IP and technology issues have been garnering among the Canadian public, most of the political parties have specifically included digital issues as […]
Steven Zuccarelli is a 2012 JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. It is often surprising for the newest generation of multimedia consumers to realize that making private copies of copyrighted work has been occurring long before the arrival of digital music players. In fact, few remember or even know of recording radio songs onto […]
Amanda Carpenter is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Along with the large amount of copyrighted music that gets copied in Canada without compensating the musician, there are attempts to make sure that some money goes back to Canadian musicians. For example, every time you buy blank media such as a CD or […]
The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) continues to set forth its proposal of a levy on iPods and other digital audio recording devices. The CPCC is a non-profit agency that collects and distributes the private copying royalties to songwriters, performers, publishers and producers. Since 2000, the CPCC has been collecting levies ranging between 21 and […]
With the recent Copyright Board preliminary decision which incorporates digital recorders as an audio recording medium; you would think that the CRIA would be jumping for joy as the inclusion of digital recorders would generate more revenue. Furthermore, the CRIA has been lobbying for a private copying levy for years. However, this was not the […]
In Canada, it has been a long-standing policy to place a levy on recordable devices such as tapes and blank CDs and redistribute those proceeds to recording companies and the artists that they represent. The core purpose of this practice is to compensate artist for private copying that these blank media enable. However, technology has […]