Yesterday, Maia Davies, a musician, vocalist and songwriter with the musical group Ladies of the Canyon, published an op-ed in the MONTREAL GAZETTE and EDMONTON jOURNAL. Titled “musicians have rights, too”, Maia Davies described how illegal downloading has “been a catastrophe” and why supporting C-32 to amend the Copyright Act including its provisions which protect technological measures is so important. She wrote, in part:
Illegal downloading has been a catastrophe for me and for many of my peers. When most copies of our recorded music are “shared” on the Internet, it is difficult if not impossible to earn a living from it.