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Napster “thin edge” of wedge dismantling Canadian cultural protections: Punnett

News | 05/28/2004 4:00 am EDT

Napster’s entry into Canada is an example of how foreign music services will threaten Canadian cultural protection measures, says the author of a new report on digital technologies and the music industry. Sam Punnett, president of FAD Research, recently made public his study, The Changing Face of Music Delivery: The Effects of Digital Technologies on the Music Industry, written for Canadian Heritage’s Sound Recording Policy and Programs Directorate. In it, he predicts that foreign music services, unencumbered by Canadian content regulations, will pose a challenge to firms such as Canadian-owned Moontaxi Media Inc., owner of the Puretracks site.

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