2009-12-04, 12:39 PM
There is a new music streaming service called MOG mog.com. Looks good for $5 a month.
Another one of these freaking services not available in Canada, like HULU "for licencing reasons" I dunno... the FTA/NAFTA negotiators are to blame imo for keeping "culture" out of the agreement. Our ISPs are sort of equally to balme for not having a good big proxy server in the US connected to their networks ( that would solve the problem... I wonder if it would be illegal).
2009-12-04, 08:36 PM
You've got to wonder how many Canadians know about the Right of 'Freedom of Communication".
No law or action or flawed Judgment can violate the Constitution or Civil Rights. But then again, people do not know that and continue to quote what their puppet masters tell them to think.
The Internet is not supposed to have borders, but............
Some Internet sites are banned for our 'Heritage protection'.
Or is that revenue protection?
I like to stream music and video sites. It does not matter where they are, but when someone says, NO, due to be in the wrong country, then thats an issue of Rights suppression.
In the future, even more Canadians will subscribe to Proxy servers(video quality) to see World Wide content. Instead of the Canadian 'authorized' version.
Contact the BC Civil Liberties Association for details on your Rights and Freedoms.
2009-12-05, 11:06 AM
However if it's an American service, then no Canadian laws can have any influence on them if they decide not to serve Canada. It has nothing at all to do with your civil liberties, it's a US service not streaming to Canada probably due to rights issues.
2009-12-07, 03:13 PM
Yup, it's all about music rights and royalties. It's getting worse too. I've noticed that some British radio stations are now blocking foreign listeners. Blame the music industry for raising internet streaming royalties and placing restrictions an what can be done. While you are at it, don't forget about Canadian music organizations who want Canadians to receive only Cancon and the CRTC that backs them up with restrictive regulations.
2009-12-07, 06:27 PM
It has everything to do with broadcast and publishing rights which are not owned by the same companies on both sides of the border. What many people do not realize is that everytime a radio station, television station or even a nightclub plays a song, they have to make a royalty payment which goes to the rights holder of the music. While I'm pretty sure that many if not most clubs don't make these payments, they can run into legal problems for not doing so.
And this doesn't only apply to Canada or the US, it is the same in every country.
2009-12-07, 07:09 PM
ASCAP collects royalties and there are basically no restrictions on live performances. Internet streaming is another issue. To stream music, companies must obtain the rights to do so from the copyright holders. Many music companies and performers withhold permission to stream music. So, for example, if Sony US says Ok, and Sony Canada says no way to streaming some music on a particular music service, then Canadians don't get the music service. That's a very short sighted attitude on the part of everyone involved since Canadians have an uncanny way of getting around such restrictions. The end result is no income at all for the Canadian copyright holders in question.
There's always YouTube, they seem to be able to stream any music they want.