TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Music Canada is pleased to see 2nd reading on Bill C-11, The Copyright Modernization Act, drawing to a
close so that the Bill can proceed to a Legislative Committee for
"Copyright reform has been discussed for well over a decade in Canada,
with draft legislation put forward by not one, but two governments.
The discussion has featured mammoth and unprecedented public
consultations, town halls, round tables, submissions and testimony by
hundreds of witnesses, many representing thousands of Canadians. And
in this Parliamentary session we have heard from dozens of speakers.
All this while jobs are lost and careers are damaged, some beyond
repair. It is time to deal with this issue in committee where the
important work will take place to refine the Bill in order to ensure it
meets the government's objectives of protecting creative industries,
combating piracy and encouraging productivity and innovation in
Canada's vital creative sector," says Graham Henderson, President of
Music Canada. "We look forward to a post enactment world, when the
creative community can focus on rebuilding the marketplace, and when it
will become clear that reports of the impending death of the internet
were greatly exaggerated."
Music Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Recording Industry
Association, appeared before the legislative committee reviewing 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.
Music Canada is a non-profit trade organization that represents the
major record labels in Canada, namely EMI Music Canada, Sony Music
Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada.
Music Canada also provides certain membership benefits to some of the
leading independent record labels and distributors. Its members are
engaged in all aspects of the recording industry, including the
manufacture, production, promotion and distribution of music.
SOURCE Music Canada
For further information:
Amy Terrill - Vice President Public Affairs, Music Canada