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May 9, 2011

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» L’Étranger than fiction - Andrew Cash joins fellow band-mate in House

Quebec is not the only place where there are some new Official Opposition members we should take note of. Newly elected rookie MP for Davenport, Andrew Cash, was a fellow L’Étranger and is now a fellow NDP caucus member with childhood friend Charlie Angus. Mr Cash was also the co-founder of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition back in 2006.

While CMCC may not have been active recently, the fact that some of their members are MPs suggests that their positive message about the future of music and copyright may be better heard in the house.

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November 25, 2009

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Billy Bragg and MP Charlie Angus press conference

Billy Bragg and MP Charlie Angus (New Democratic Party) Parliament of Canada Press Conference November 20, 2009 with Safwan Javad (Canadian Musicians Creators Coalition), Don Quarles (Canadian Songwriters Association) on the creation of digital copyright policies that ensures artists get paid and pushes back against the corporate war against fans.



Link to YouTube

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October 7, 2009

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Rocker Andrew Cash nominated in riding of Davenport

Andrew Cash, along with sitting MP Charlie Angus, are members of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition. This will now be another riding to watch in the next election, and I will give whatever support I can to both Charlie and Andrew.

Read: Now Magazine, Twitpic

September 7, 2009

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» Copyright Consultation: the tail trying to wag the dog.

In yesterday's article, as well as my submission to the consultation, I suggested that the recording industry is like the tail trying to wag the dog in the copyright consultation. The recording industry represents one of three copyright holding groups in a larger music industry made up of composers, performers, and "makers" of sound recordings. While this group dominated the music industry in the past, modern technology will inevitably cause a restructuring of the music industry such that they will be the smallest of the three.

Contrary to recording industry claims, it is my belief that even if there wasn't a single unauthorized music file shared that the recording industry would be seeing a nearly identical decline.

>>> Read full article on ITWorldCanada's blog.

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November 22, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» The Future of Music in a Digital World

Just a FYI for those in Toronto on this event.

November 24, 2008 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Jane Mallett Theatre at StLC
Admission is free

Panelists:

Graham Henderson: president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association

Don Quarles: executive director of the Songwriters Association of Canada

Will Strickland: president of the Urban Music Association of Canada

Byron Kent Wongis a Toronto and Los Angeles-based media producer, musician and entrepreneur

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June 11, 2008

Digital Copyright Canada
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Digital Copyright Canada
» 51'st State: It's US vs U.S. in the battle for Canadian Sovereignty

Gordon Duggan at Appropriation Art has published a comic (PDF) about Canadian Copyright revision. It is a classic battle of good vs. evil of comic proportions where the "Evil Emissaries of American Interests try to suppress the Fantastic Freedom of Expression Fighters".

The cast of characters is somehow familiar.

Evil Emissaries (Or just misinformed?): Harper, Bush, Prentice, Henderson, McTeague, Wilkins, Feinstein / Cronyn, Schwarzenegger, Glickman, Frith, Oda

Fantastic Freedom Fighters: Angus, Doctorow, Geist, Knopf, Murray, Page, McOrmond

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