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Canadian Music Industry Copyright Class Action Settled 99

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the too-big-to-pirate dept.
limber writes "The largest Canadian copyright class action suit has been settled for $50 million. The offenders? The four labels comprising the Canadian Recording Industry Association — EMI, Sony Music, Universal Music, and Warner Music. Ahem." The terms of the settlement are a compromise — anyone with works on the pending list can receive compensation while the music industry is absolved of further liability. The two major Canadian licensing agencies (CMRRA and SODRAC) will be tasked with improving the licensing process to prevent future abuse.
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Canadian Music Industry Copyright Class Action Settled

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  • Not all good... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 31, 2011 @01:56PM (#36299614)

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    The two major Canadian licensing agencies (CMRRA and SODRAC) will be tasked with improving the licensing process to prevent future abuse.

    Why do I get the feeling that means, instead of "the CMRRA and SODRAC will ensure the music industry doesn't make this mistake again", as I'm sure they'd like us to believe, that actually equates to "the CMRRA and SODRAC will ensure stricter copyright legislation so that the music industry has an easier time of controlling things and screwing over people"?... Why do I get the feeling the music industry actually won and the people of Canada got screwed?...

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.

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