ACTRA Calles For Electing Pro-Copyright CandidatesAdded: Friday, April 29th, 2011
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ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) claims that it is of extreme importance for Canadians to elect candidates in the upcoming federal election which are going to reform the country’s outdated copyright legislation in order to help protect culture and economy of Canada, while the main reforms they are waiting for is introduction of a graduated response system for repeat infringers.
ACTRA is trying to urge the public to vote for candidates that are planning to help improve copyright restrictions in order to protect the country’s entertainment industry. National President of the organization said that the Canadian economy and jobs are of extreme importance for people in this election, and that’s why ACTRA is asking everyone to support those candidates who promise to fight for culture and artists, because culture equals to good jobs.
Precisely, ACTRA asked for MPs to amend provisions of the controversial copyright Bill C-32, because no-one seems to be happy with it. It particularly pointed out that there are 6 things that need to be fixed. Among those six there is an introduction of a “three-strikes” graduated response system for repeat infringers.
Colin Mochrie from Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists explained that they need more MPs in Ottawa really understanding how much the national culture contributes to the country’s economy and Canada’s national identity. That’s why the organization asks citizens to examine what the parties are saying about attitude to cultural industries before election.
Besides, ACTRA’s National President has clarified earlier that he expected MPs to realize that artist have a central role in the digital economy. He also made it clear that if the MPs pass a Bill which fails to adequately protect rights owners, Canada would remain “an international embarrassment”. Meanwhile, this opinion is heated rhetoric. In fact, that’s pro-copyright outfits who are claiming that the country is an “international embarrassment”, along with the MPAA who used to say that making a copy of a DVD for personal use was against the law.
In other words, it is quite odd that the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists is trying to wrap its own selfish needs in the national flag claiming it is protecting the culture.
April 29th,2011Posted by:
Friday, April 29th, 2011
|Reallyu The Feds are requiring mandated FM Tuners in Cell Phones? LMFAO - wasn't the RIAA and their crooked butt kissing politicians pushing for tuners in the first place?|
Also the spin was and now is pointing to the broadcasters claiming the requirement? Really when ALL the broadcaster fought tooth and nail to stop this requirement?
This looks to me like the RIAA is saying watch my hand in front of your face and not the one behind my back.
Thing is broadcasters if required to deal with this performance tax will only require the RIAA to pay them a Fee to play RIAA's music on the radio.. If the RIAA refuses to pay this fee so tough their music won't be played... I remember in the old days RIAA was paying radio station to play their music; NOT the other way around..
|posted by (2011-04-29 17:15:20)|
|I'm a Canadian and I wouldn't even think of voting for any of those lying cheating clowns. They sit on their fat rich rear ends that keep getting fatter and richer and worry about copyright infringement. To all those hacks that are running and lying to get in office. Get a real job. The only thing they'll ever help Canadian citizens with is putting more taxes on the poor people that can't afford it. Don't get me started. There's not enough room.||
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