Behind government’s multi-million dollar budget gift to recording industry

The government has characterized the reforms as good for the Canadian economy, yet the opposite would appear to be true.

Music industry lobbyists met repeatedly with Canadian Heritage officials in the months leading up to the budget and appear to have walked away with copyright reforms that will result in copyright holders in the songs earning less revenue, the Canadian public domain being harmed, and new Canadian business models based on the public domain being extinguished. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Michael Geist

PUBLISHED : Friday, April 24, 2015 5:57 PM

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