Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats on the "Contact Us" page.
My name is Janet, I'm 24 years old and I work for a company in Toronto that Licenses Music. I am also a singer/songwriter, and I graduated from the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in 2006. Needless to say, I have a passion for music and I am generally concerned with the future of the music industry.
I am particularly concerned with the fact that under the current law, there is so much confusion as to what is, and what is not, acceptable for Canadian consumers over the internet. And since there are no modern copyright rules in place, it allows users to freely steal music without any consequence. This really undermines the hard working creators and weakens the industry as a whole.
Canada's copyright reforms must:
Canada is years behind its trading partners in reforming copyright laws for the digital age. The time has come for Canada to catch up with the rest of the world.
Thank you for your time and consideration of this highly important issue.
Music Industry Arts Graduate, Fanshawe College