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I've worked in the Music Industry for over 15 years and have seen many changes and decent hard working people loose their jobs. My wife recently lost her job after 8 years and I'm concerned I could be next.
It's unfortunate and I understand things change and with change can bring new opportunity. I'm not asking to change the world but we do need to address and get some controls in place before it's too late. We need to be proactive and not reactive once it's too late.
With mass unauthorized downloading, legitimate sales of digital goods such as movies, music and software have been gravely eroded.
Of 30 friends or random people I've talked to outside the music and entertainment industry, not one admitted to purchasing music. That's right not one in 30. It's truly sad that people aren't willing to spend $0.99 on a song.
I'm hoping that Canada's copyright reform is addressed and not put on the back burner.
At a minimum, we need to create online legal certainty to enable a legitimate online marketplace
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
I thank you for taking your time to read and absorb my concerns. I hope it's not too late and these issues are taken with urgent priority. I'm optimistic and I do have faith in our Government to do what's right.