From Slashdot comes a mention of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition.
This is one of the coolest things from the world of musicians with respect to IP and copyright. Some of the biggest names in Canadian music just put their feet down to tell the Big Labels not to be evil.
They have a handy website up, with their three principles:
- Suing Our Fans is Destructive and Hypocritical
- Digital Locks are Risky and Counterproductive
- Cultural Policy Should Support Actual Canadian Artists
So, the artists that have the most to gain from protecting the status quo are being very vocal about not wanting to be involved with it.
The odds of me spending cash on buying Canadian music just went way up. Some Broken Social Scene tracks are in my immediate future...