RIAA and Canada

So in light of Nettwerk, a giant Canadian music-management company, that sued the RIAA and has agreed to cover the costs of defending a 15-year-old accused file-sharer in a lawsuit brought by the RIAA, I thought I’d post something by one of my favourite Toronto bands.

The Cowboy Junkies are one of those bands that you gotta love.

The Internet Archive has ALL their music archived for free, personal use and grants you full access for distribution.

This is their policy as stated on archive.org,

Cowboy Junkies has the following taping and trading policy:

On February 7, 2003, CJ gave permission for shows to be hosted at the Archive:

In response to our archive.org description, we heard:

Hello Diana:

Sorry I haven’t gotten back to you on this.

Please accept this e-mail as proof that we approve of whatever we’re supposed
to approve of in regards to taping and trading of live shows.

Best regards,
Blair Woods

Cowboy Junkies Office

Timmins and her ilk propose now is the indiscriminate prosecution of people who engage in the twenty-first century’s equivalent of tape-trading: file-sharing. Having made herself rich and famous by using low-cost copying technology and fan-evangelism, Timmins proposes to help make laws that will prevent other bands from doing the same.

The official Cowboy Junkies website also hosts a forum specifically *for* trading bootlegs.

1 Comment so far

  1. Fahd Mirza (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

    Thanks I needed this information.

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