Unhappy Canadian independant labels pull out of CRIA

I just posted the article Unhappy Canadian independant labels pull out of CRIA.

heystoopid used our news submit to tell us "Seen, on another
blogging link, Michael Geist has some interesting news, that the CRIA, no longer
has any further Canadian Artistic representation…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/11732-Unhappy-Canadian-independant-labels-pull-out-of-CRIA.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/11732-Unhappy-Canadian-independant-labels-pull-out-of-CRIA.html)

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nice to see the Canadian taken out of CRIA. however with our continuing minority governments spending most of their time trying to stay in power and pass spending/tax cut bills. It’s pretty unlikely any new copyright laws would of passed anytime in the near future.

As with most things in the business world has to do with money this probably has the same roots. There’s a lot of money collected from the sales of recordable media in Canada and I think some home folks wanted a bigger share or more control on how the pie is sliced up. The references to the pin wearers south of the border took away some of the articles credibility.

Steven Harper may be kissing Bushie’s butt on several things but this doesn’t seem to be a relevant instance. Good, glad to hear that other labels are following Nettwork’s lead and saying no to customer abuse.

It’s going to be very hard for the local chapter of the RIAA thugs to justify their position, let alone lobby for any legislatiion in this country when it’s blatantly obvious that Canadians and more importantly Canadian record companies are diametrically opposed to their BS. Then there’s the legal precedents on copyright and of course the levies. Finally we have Nettwerk Records (Canada’s biggest record company) helping American citizens to fight RIAA legal extortion south of the border. They now have absolutely no leg to stand on in this country - they’re done here.