(The prudish townsfolk from Footloose approve of this new legislation.)
The Copyright Board of Canada has initiated new fees to play recorded music at large gatherings, like weddings and parties. If there’s fewer than one hundred people, the fees start at $9.25 per day. 400 guests will cost $27.76. And get this… if dancing is involved that fee doubles to $55.52.
What an asinine load of horse manure. Why would the crowd’s reaction to the music being played have any impact on the royalties owed?
Not that artists are likely to see a dime from this new tax. Nope, any money reaped is sure to go squarely into the hands of recording industry executives, helping them to fund another round of ludicrous litigation against the entire population.
On the bright side, it’s crap like this that is fueling humanity’s uprising against corporate rule. A few more encroachments might be all it takes for society to snap, forever ousting these cronies from power.