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Copps says balance needed between interests of broadcasters and creators

News | 04/10/2003 4:00 am EDT

The private radio industry will likely challenge a ruling that implemented new tariffs on music reproduction, but such a move appears to have little support from the Canadian Heritage minister. In comments made to Canadian Communications Reports, Sheila Copps suggests that radio broadcasters need to accept a tradeoff and grant greater compensation to artists in return for the radio industry’s profitability resulting from the government’s decision to allow multiple licence ownership.

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