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New Canadian musician’s coalition unveils its copyright manifesto

News | 04/28/2006 4:00 am EDT

A group of Canadian recording artists including Barenaked Ladies, Avril Lavigne and Sarah McLachlan have formed a new organization, The Canadian Music Creators Coalition. The group, which has expressed dissatisfaction with organizations such as the Canadian Recording Industry Association, approaches music distribution from a user-friendly perspective, and recently issued a policy statement, excerpts from which appear below. (For more on the issue, see the story on page 4.)

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