Balanced Copyright for Canada

Balanced Copyright for Canada

November 25, 2010 08:00 ET

Studio Mogul and Former Triumph Member Gil Moore Supports Efforts to Fight Online Piracy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2010) - Gil Moore, drummer in the band Triumph, and owner of the renowned Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario, has joined Balanced Copyright for Canada (BCFC) in support of efforts to advocate for strong copyright laws that reflect the reality of today's digital environment. 

"The scale of piracy is simply off the charts and it's had a dramatic impact on every aspect of the music industry," explains Gil Moore. "We can, and have, diversified our product lines but the speed and volume at which creative products are being taken without permission, is simply too high to be ignored. The government has a responsibility to ensure laws reflective of the digital environment are in place in order to protect intellectual property."

Moore is perhaps best known as the drummer of multi-platinum stadium rockers, Triumph, which over 15 years, produced 11 albums, each of which achieved gold or platinum status in Canada, and together sold in excess of 15 million copies. Equally successful, Moore is the owner of the Metalworks Studios, Metalworks Institute & Metalworks Production Group complex in Mississauga, Ontario which has been voted "Studio of the Year" an unprecedented 12 times at the Canadian Music Week Music Industry Awards. Metalworks has hosted a veritable who's who of international stars including: Prince, N'Sync, Jonas Brothers, Christina Aguilera, Tina Turner, DMX, Sisqo, Busta Rhymes, Guns & Roses, David Bowie and The Cranberries as well as Canadian stars Anne Murray, Nelly Furtado, Our Lady Peace, Tom Cochrane, Drake among others.

"The progression of Bill C-32 through the legislative process is a welcome sign that all the federal parties agree that our copyright laws must be amended with urgency," adds Moore. "I hope, in the weeks that follow, that the bill will be reviewed and passed in a way that best supports jobs in the creative sector."

"We're thrilled to have Gil's support in our efforts to ensure Bill C-32 is passed in such a way as to support jobs and investment in Canada's creative industries," says Randy Bachman, a member of the BCFC Advisory Board. "Gil has enormous respect in the industry. He's one of the few who has transitioned from a successful career as an artist into an award-winning studio business, a school and a live production company, that together produce some of Canada's greatest talents and best trained professionals."

Balanced Copyright for Canada is a coalition of content creators, artists, and rights holders, and people who work in music, movies, video games, books, and software. They believe that Canada needs to move into the digital age on the legislation that governs copyright in this country. For further information, please visit www.BalancedCopyrightforCanada.ca.

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