It appears that Music Canada is not the only one calling on the Canadian government to hand them free money. The CPCC is also wanting a $160 Million bailout.
Just months ago, commentators seem to be sure that NAFTA was on the verge of completion. Now, recent political rhetoric is casting doubt on that.
Canada’s RIAA, Music Canada, has asked the Canadian government for a free $160 million handout. Says it’s how to fairly compensate artists for their work.
Just as things didn’t seem to be any worse for the lobbying efforts behind Internet censorship, Fairplay Canada is now in the midst of political controversy.
In another blow to bring censorship to Canada, the Canadian House of Commons Ethics committee recommended rejecting Internet censorship.
With the Special 301 report’s credibility in doubt for years, it seems that there is a double down on wild accusations.
Canadian firm NetSweeper is finding itself at the centre of controversy. News has surfaced that it is helping other countries censor the Internet.
While the film and TV industry is pushing for Internet censorship through the CRTC, the music is pushing for the same in the copyright consultations.
As major players continue to argue that piracy is killing the industry, Rogers financial statements suggests things are actually looking great.
The proposed site blocking plan continues to spark fierce opposition. Now, the idea has officially become an international embarrassment.