YouTube.ca Launches

Source:Globe and Mail

“TORONTO — YouTube is setting up shop in Canada.

The world’s most popular video-sharing website has launched a new Canadian version — youtube.ca — which went live Monday night. At a morning press conference, company officials said the new Canadian site is designed to promote Canadian-generated content. Videos posted by Canadians will appear in the “featured videos” and “promoted videos” sections of the site.”

Here is the official new link.

More Tax On Legal Canadian Downloads

Source:
canada.com/finacialpost

“The tariffs, to be charged to iTunes and other companies that distribute music over the Internet, adds three cents to the cost of individual songs that now sell for about 99 cents, and 1.5 cents per track for downloaded albums.”

“For temporary music sales, such as songs that erase themselves after a pre-determined period, stores will pay 5.7% of the selling price, with a minimum of 54.8 cents per subscriber per month.”

I am not going to cancel my iMesh subscription any time soon but I do have Frostwire installed on my computer.

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Canadian DMCA?

Micheal Geist is reporting “This suggests – consistent with most speculation – that a DMCA-style bill could be coming to Canada within a matter of weeks.”

Source: http://www.michaelgeist.ca