We have had blank media levies in Canada for almost ten years. The first tariff was imposed on December 18, 1999.
Since then, more than $150 million has been paid to songwriters, composers, recording artists and other rights holders for the copying of their music. This money has been received by over 97,000 rights holders, most of whom would not be able to continue their careers without this revenue.
That’s less than $1,600 over ten years or an average of less than $160 a year for each of these rights holders, most of whom would supposedly “not be able to continue their careers without this revenue.”
Dude, I don’t doubt for a moment that you’re right. But that photo has *got* to go. Srsly…