Steve Page writes on the Bulte/copyright issue...

Steven Page, lead vocals and guitar for the Barenaked Ladies, added some thoughts about the election on his BLOG, praising the artists perspective expressed by science fiction writer Cory Doctorow and author/musician Matthew Good.

This current litigious atmosphere is simply a product of the record business trying to prop up a dying, obsolete business model. The labels aren’t the enemy; they’re often run by people who love music and are passionate about the promotion of Canadian culture, but their responsibility is not to the Canadian people, but to their parent companies’ shareholders. It’s the government’s job to protect us (both creators and end-users) from those who are out to exploit us.

Thanks to Michael Geist for keeping this issue hilighted!