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2010 Press Releases Archive
Fact Check: Ministers Moore and Clement on the Private Copying Levy
December 14th, 2010 - TORONTO – Performers are calling on Industry Minister Tony Clement and Heritage Minister James Moore to stop spreading misinformation about the proposed extension of the private copying levy and using artists’ rights to compensation as a crass political tool. The Ministers held a press conference today in Ottawa where they repeated a number of outright falsehoods regarding the private copying levy.
ACTRA and CBC Reach Settlement in Renewed Agreements
December 9th, 2010 - TORONTO – ACTRA has reached a tentative settlement with respect to the Television and Radio collective agreements covering performers engaged by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Creators Speak Out Against Copyright Bill: C-32 Reforms Shut Us Out of Digital Economy
December 6th, 2010 - Toronto – – Proposed reforms to Canada’s copyright law will turn core principles of copyright on their head and gut protections that for decades helped ensure the economic survival of Canadian artists, writers, photographers, visual artists, directors, composers, musicians and performers, a group representing more than 100,000 professional creators said in a paper released today.
A Response to Minister Moore
November 28th, 2010 - ACTRA is disappointed that Heritage Minister James Moore continues to misrepresent the position of creators in the media.
A Response to Michael Geist
November 25th, 2010 - Michael Geist’s recent dismissal of our perspective on Bill C-32 has put us in good company with thousands of other professional creators across Canada who do not share his enthusiasm for weakening copyright in the name of achieving “balance.” As the House of Commons Committee studying the bill starts their hearings, we would like to set the record straight on some of his interpretations of ACTRA’s position and Bill C-32.
Op Ed: Copyright Bill C-32 is flawed, says Yannick Bisson
November 18th, 2010 - I was looking forward to a new copyright bill, one that would strike a balance, allowing consumers like me to access creative work when and where I want, while making sure artists, also like me, are fairly compensated for their work. Instead, the Conservative government’s proposed Bill C-32 threatens the future of Canadian content
Performers Urge MPs to fix Bill C-32
November 16th, 2010 - OTTAWA – Canadian stars hit Parliament Hill this week for a two-day lobbying blitz to urge Members of Parliament to take a leading role in building a digital economy that values Canadian content and creators. Job one is to fix Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act as it heads to committee.
Canada’s SENIOR ARTISTS AT RISK Organization launched to assist artists in their senior years
November 9th, 2010 - Toronto – ACTRA was part of a national and international study into the needs of Canada’s senior artists that has led to the creation of a new organization to address the needs of this vulnerable group. Read more about the study and its results.
Bill C-32 Update: Canadian Content – free today, gone tomorrow
November 5th, 2010 - Bill C-32, the proposed new copyright legislation, is on its way to a Parliamentary Committee, this is our chance to get it fixed! Check out why ACTRA says it needs to be fixed to meet the needs of artists and creators like you.
MOVING FORWARD, BUILDING STRENGTH: Referendum on ACTRA Membership Rules
October 23rd, 2010 - ACTRA Members are being urged to move our union forward by voting YES in the referendum to modernize our membership rules and make us stronger.
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