Campaign Launched-Stop Corporate Music Piracy

Bill C-11 Fails to Protect Songwriters and Musicians

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(businesspress24) - TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/11 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. To view the photo, please visit the following link: .

On October 24, ole launched its Stop Corporate Music Piracy campaign with a full-page ad in the Ottawa Hill Times. At the same time a companion website ProtectCreativity.ca was unveiled and the message was delivered via posters to all 308 Canadian Members of Parliament.

The Copyright Modernization Act - Bill C-11 - will fail Canadians because it does nothing to stop the ISPs, search engines, advertisers, websites and device manufacturers who profit from enabling music piracy. It's time to stop the plundering of one of Canada's greatest resources namely the creativity and innovation of songwriters and musicians.

The goal of the Stop Corporate Music Piracy campaign is to convince the Conservative Government to recall or amend Bill C-11. As written the Bill:

"Songwriting and music publishing is an important Canadian business that contributes significantly to Canada's culture, economy and tax base," stated ole President Michael McCarty. "The current bill does nothing to help create the conditions required for a fair and open market where rights owners can negotiate appropriate compensation from those who profit from our music."

McCarty adds, "The Bill has a clear bias in favour of the technology, broadcast, and Internet industries. Under the banner of 'protecting innovation' it allows these industries to monetize their innovations on the back of ours, without the creators being fairly rewarded. Discriminating is favour of one group of industries over another does not serve the interests of Canadians".

ole, Canada's largest full-service music publisher, is committed to changing the newly-introduced copyright legislation, Bill C-11. The campaign urges the Government to do the right thing and Stop Corporate Music Piracy. The ad invites readers to view a number of positive suggestions for changes to Bill C-11 by visiting the website.

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ole
Kathryn Gatto
416-619-3730



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Date: 10/31/2011 - 11:04
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