[d@DCC] Message to MP for review
Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com
Mon Apr 12 13:51:47 EDT 2004
I found the reference to lobbying in a paper from one of the
music industry organisations (there are so many, I can't recall
which one, and the paper's at home). Here's a better reference,
>The second phase of copyright revision, Bill C-32, finally
>became a reality only in April 1997, some nine years after
>the passage of Phase I and then only after several years
>of sustained lobbying on the part of the music industry
>coalition the MCAG coupled with the commitment and tenacity
>of the Minister of Heritage Sheila Copps in shepherding the
>Act through Parliament and in convincing her cabinet
>colleagues of both the need and necessity for such an update
>to the act. This followed the recommendations of the Music
>Industry Task Force Report (of which CIRPA was a co-chair)
>published in March of 1996.
>The end of a three year lobbying battle came in 1997 as Bill
>C-32 was proclaimed the law on April 25, 1997 and, while many
>gray areas were clarified, probably the key issues for CIRPA
>members were the re-introduction of the neighbouring right and
>the introduction of the home taping right.
Interesting that they choose to call private copying "home
If you're paranoid, you might want to archive that page.
Also, interesting that they acknowledge financial assistance
from "the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund".
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