CRIA’s Return? Music Canada Announces Copyright Lobbying Intentions

Music Canada, formerly known as CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association), has announced in a press release that their next lobbying effort intends “to rebalance the copyright regime and ensure the business needs of the music sector are met.” For long time supporters of digital rights, the timing of this could signal the beginning of an

Copyright Lobby Demands Canada Implement SOPA, ACTA and More

Canadians have fought long and hard (since at least 2005) to keep major foreign corporations from imposing copyright policies that are contrary to the betterment of the country. Now, foreign influences are once again trying to alter Canadian copyright laws that are formed to their interests once again.

Canadian MP Wants Motion Picture Secretariat in Parliament

On the heels of the introduction of Bill C-59 (an act to amend the criminal code which would make it easier to enforce copyright laws against theater piracy), a new bill has been tabled which may have justified fears that Bill C-59 was acting as a thin wedge into Canada’s parliament.