The Copyright Act of Canada is being reviewed by the government.

In collaboration with all the Canadian copyright management organizations, we’ve worked to make the voices of all our members heard in Ottawa, so that the new law achieves a better balance between artists and users. On April 23, 2019, we launch our “Life Without Art? Really?” campaign .

This public information campaign aims to raise the awareness of decision-makers on the importance and influence of art, and on the impact a weak law can have. People are invited to sign our manifesto, on our website, at By signing, members of the public will be able to show their support for a stronger copyright law.

We need you, SOCAN members, to help us turn this campaign into truly successful one! Please sign the manifesto, tell people around you about it, and share it on your social media, using the hashtag #lifewithoutart.

Three short videos were created to explain the stakes of this campaign to members of the public. They’re easy-to-share tools that efficiently communicate the campaign’s messages, and prompt the public to learn more about the issue. David Bussières, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Claude Robinson, Ricardo Trogi, Fanny Britt, and Mani Soleymanlou are featured in these videos, and they invite everyone to take action for the improved protection of artists and their works. The videos will be uploaded, one by one, on Facebook, YouTube, and on the campaign’s website, on April 23, 25, and 28.

Thank you!