As reported by Billboard, The Songwriters Association Of Canada has proposed new legislation that would levy a $5 monthly tax against all Canadian internet and wireless users. The money–approximately $420 million annually, according to a study–would be paid to the record industry to help "compensate for losses due to file sharing." Stumping for the plan is classic-rocker Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and BTO, who is quoted as saying, "I wholeheartedly believe that this model for file sharing should be embraced in all countries."

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