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Legislative Committee on Bill C-11: Our Appearance March 7th at 3:30 pm est

Submitted by martha on February 29, 2012 – 4:03pm I am scheduled to appear March 7th, 2012 before the Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-11. You can watch it here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeMeetings.aspx?Cmte=CC11…. The previous letter on C-32 can be found at http://artistslegaloutreach.ca/node/285. For those who are interested here is the body of the letter sent to the […]

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Copyright 2011: Looking forward

Submitted by martha on December 30, 2010 – 5:27pm The year ends much as it began with a sense that while everything has changed more stays the same. The debate around Bill C-32 continues – with little obvious progress from the outside looking in. Moore and Clement held a press conference where again the “iPod […]

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Bill C-32: Creating value for artists?

Submitted by martha on November 3, 2010 – 11:01am On November 2, 2010 Bill C-32 went to 2nd reading in the House of Commons. When asked a direct question by Carole Lavallee of the BQ about the difference between a tax and a levy the Minister replied: “I would say that we are trying to […]

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Book review

Submitted by martha on October 17, 2010 – 9:20am Having read Samuel Trosow’s work for sometime I read with interest his analysis of the educational provisions. He makes an extremely valuable point about the conservative risk averse analysis that appears to operate at many educational institutions. The risk aversion is not unique to educational institutions. […]

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Bill C-32 Letter to Ministers Moore and Clement

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on October 8, 2010 – 1:11pm The content of my letter to Ministers Moore and Clement: The Honourable Tony Clement                                        The Honourable James Moore Minister of Industry         […]

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James Moore on C-32

Submitted by martha on June 24, 2010 – 10:26am I am deeply disappointed by the responses and discussion around Bill C-32. It is a reminder of just how little is understood about copyright across both the cultural and political sectors. Heritage Minister James Moore’s recent comments are among the most disheartening: in a four minute […]

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Bill C-32

Submitted by martha on June 2, 2010 – 6:03pm Here is the proposed Act The federal government website has been created here. The Canadian Conference for the Arts has posted here. We are trying to organize a forum with the Vancouver community – creators and beyond. get in touch if you are interested.

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