We have a lot of Canadian rockers learning and playing with Raw Talent Guitar, so we thought our Canadian musicians might like to know that Music Canada is pleased to see copyright reform legislation on the Parliamentary agenda once again. Many say it’s a strong commitment to get it passed and that it’s long overdue.
“As we’ve witnessed in the past, the process is important and knowing that the government is committed to ensuring this bill advances into law, unlike its three predecessors, is gratifying,” says Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada. “Like any bill, we are fully confident it will undergo changes in committee, particularly given the consensus that developed during review of Bill C-32 that slight adjustments were needed so that the legislation would meet the government’s anti-piracy objectives and support jobs in the creative industries.”
Music Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Recording Industry Association, appeared in front of the legislative committee to review Bill C-32, along with artists Loreena McKennitt and Maia Davies, and representatives of the Canadian Independent Music Association and the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations.
Bill C-32, The Copyright Modernization Act, became the third copyright reform bill to die on the Order Paper when a Federal Election was called in March 2011.
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