The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings in Canada. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage An industry trade group, also known as a trade association, is an organization founded and funded by Businesses that operate in a specific Industry. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand" is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale Sao Paulo Stock Exchangejpg|thumb| Virtual market arena where buyer and seller are not present and trade via intemediates and electronical information Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The organization is based in Toronto. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario 
CRIA is governed by a board of directors who are elected annually by CRIA members. To be eligible for election a candidate for the board must be among the chief executive officers of member companies of the organization. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Graham Henderson (Universal Music Canada) is the current president of the CRIA. Graham Henderson is a Canadian lawyer and the president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association, a lobby group for a number of major record labels in Canada
Currently CRIA is undergoing somewhat of a crisis of integrity of whom they represent. Several smaller but more domestically representative labels (such as Nettwerk) have publicly disagreed with CRIA and claim it no longer represents them - only large American franchise labels. Nettwerk is a large Vancouver British Columbia based Record label and music management firm Franchising refers to the methods of practicing and using another person's Philosophy of business. This controversy includes recent hard line stance against copying levies and legal threats to BitTorrent websites - aggressive and extreme positions to take regarding filesharing. BitTorrent is a Peer-to-peer File sharing protocol used to distribute large amounts of Data. See Shared resource for the conventional meaning of file sharing File sharing refers to the providing and receiving of digital files over a 
On February 16, 2004, the CRIA applied to the Federal Court to force five major Canadian internet service providers — Shaw Communications Inc. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Federal Court of Canada is a defunct national court of Canada set up to resolve some types of disputes arising under the central government's legislative jurisdiction An Internet service provider ( ISP, also called Internet access provider or IAP) is a company which primarily offers their customers access to the Internet Shaw Communications is a Canadian Telecommunications company that provides telephone internet and television services , Telus Corp. Telus ( TSX: T TA NYSE: TU is a national Telecommunications company in Canada that provides a wide range of communications products and , Rogers Cable, Bell Canada's Sympatico service and Quebec's Videotron — to hand over the names of 29 people accused of illegal filesharing. Rogers Communications Inc (,) is one of Canada's largest communications companies particularly in the field of wireless communications and Cable television, with additional Bell Canada, commonly shortened to "Bell" is a major Canadian Telecommunications company Vidéotron Limited is an integrated Telecommunications company active in Cable television, Interactive Multimedia development Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society See Shared resource for the conventional meaning of file sharing File sharing refers to the providing and receiving of digital files over a Only Videotron was willing to supply customer information to the CRIA. Vidéotron Limited is an integrated Telecommunications company active in Cable television, Interactive Multimedia development 
On March 31, 2004, in the case of BMG v. John Doe, Justice Konrad von Finckenstein of the Federal Court of Canada ruled that making music available for download over the Internet was not equivalent to distribution and was thus noninfringing. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " BMG Canada Inc v John Doe, 2004 FC 488 aff'd 2005 FCA 193 is an important Canadian Copyright law file-sharing and privacy case where both the Federal Court of The Federal Court of Canada is a defunct national court of Canada set up to resolve some types of disputes arising under the central government's legislative jurisdiction The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks The Justice compared the file trading activities to "having a photocopier in a library room full of copyrighted material" and wrote that there was no evidence of unauthorized distribution presented.  The Federal Court of Appeal upheld the lower courts ruling denying the disclosure of the customers' identities, but, in reference to "what would or would not constitute infringement of copyright," stated: "such conclusions should not have been made in the very preliminary stages of this action, since they would require a consideration of the evidence as well as the law applicable to such evidence after it has been properly adduced, and could be damaging to the parties if a trial takes place. The Federal Court of Appeal is a Canadian appellate court that hears cases concerning federal matters arising from certain federal Acts "
The Copyright Board of Canada earlier that year had included downloading music in the list of "private copying" activities for which tariffs on blank media applied. The Copyright Board of Canada is an Economic Regulatory body empowered to establish either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party the Royalties A private copying levy (also known as blank media tax or levy) is a Government -mandated scheme in which a special Tax or Levy (additional For other uses of this word see Tariff (disambiguation. A tariff is a tax imposed on goods when they are moved across a political boundary (Private copying is the act of copying music for personal use from a noninfringing source, and is itself noninfringing. ) That made it extremely unlikely that downloaders could be successfully prosecuted, leaving only the possibility of acting against uploaders, those supplying the works to others on the networks.
The CRIA has also threatened legal action on other occasions. For instance, on September 27, 2007, the CRIA sent a letter to Demonoid threatening legal action (copyright infringement), despite the fact that Demonoid does not host copyrighted material - merely torrents facilitating the downloading of copyrighted materials. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Demonoid is a Website and BitTorrent tracker that was originated by an anonymous Serbian known only by the Pseudonym Deimos BitTorrent is a Peer-to-peer File sharing protocol used to distribute large amounts of Data.
On November 08, 2007, the CRIA forced the closing of Demonoid by threatening the company from whom they are renting their servers. Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Demonoid is a Website and BitTorrent tracker that was originated by an anonymous Serbian known only by the Pseudonym Deimos The site was left as a blank page with a short statement written on it:
"The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding. "
However, the decision to take down servers is ultimately up to either Demonoid or the ISPs, as no legal order has been given. Demonoid is a Website and BitTorrent tracker that was originated by an anonymous Serbian known only by the Pseudonym Deimos An Internet service provider ( ISP, also called Internet access provider or IAP) is a company which primarily offers their customers access to the Internet
As a reaction to the recent take-down of Demonoid by the CRIA, a few Canadians have banded together to form an organization called "Stop The CRIA" as an attempt to raise awareness of the situation and to help companies threatened by the CRIA to defend themselves in court.
The CRIA certifications for albums are:
Note: Multi-Platinum refers to how many times the album has reached 80,000 units sold.