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Canada Proposes Copyright Law Amendments To Curb File-Sharing

The Canadian government has proposed several copyright amendments that would serve to crack down on file sharing, preventing Internet users from freely swapping music, books and movies online. "This is terrific news," said Canadian Recording Industry Association President Graham Henderson. "Canada i...

Big Music Angles for Lockdown on Canada File Sharing

As of November 15, the Big Four record label cartel's 'Man in Canada' will be Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce for Universal Music Canada, who manages Universal's e-commerce strategy and helped launch the Puretracks plastic music site. He'll soon be running the CRIA, sh...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

A British Invasion Against P2P

Having set the pace by victimizing 12-year-old Brianna Lahara, the four members of the Big Music record label cartel say they're equally OK with suing children in Britain. Brianna and her mother live in a New York housing project. Last year, Mrs. Lahara paid $2000 to the cartel's trade group, the Re...

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The Ongoing, Pointless Quest of the RIAA

The Recording Industry Association of America wants to sue another 493 innocent people for sharing music online -- "innocent" because not one of the people pilloried so far by the RIAA has been found guilty of anything, because not one of them has ever appeared before a judge. "The trade group [the ...

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Big Music’s Climate of Terror and the Media Response

The CRIA, Canada's version of the RIAA, recently suffered an ignominious and embarrassing defeat when it failed to convince a Canadian federal court that online file-sharing is illegal and is "devastating" the multibillion-dollar music industry. Having fallen flat on its face, the Canadian Recording...

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