TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Music Canada is pleased to see long
overdue copyright reform legislation back on the Parliamentary agenda
and a strong commitment to get it passed.
"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
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.
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.
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