April 26, 2006 | By Ren Bucholz

Top Canadian Artists Oppose DRM, Suing Fans

Remember when all of those Canadian record labels recently walked out on CRIA, the Canadian equivalent of the RIAA? Well, a bunch of them just launched a new coalition for Canadian musicians called the "Canadian Music Creators Coalition," and their founding principles are pretty rad:

1. Suing Our Fans is Destructive and Hypocritical
2. Digital Locks are Risky and Counterproductive
3. Cultural Policy Should Support Actual Canadian Artists

This remarkably reasonable and consumer-friendly stance is backed by some big artists, too. For example: Barenaked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sum 41, Stars, Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace), Dave Bidini (Rheostatics), Billy Talent, John K. Samson (Weakerthans), Broken Social Scene, Sloan, Andrew Cash and Bob Wiseman (Co-founder Blue Rodeo).


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