So what does the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for Canadian music?

So what does the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for Canadian music?
Nothing to see here. Yes, people will be affected, but it could have been a whole lot worse for Canada. It also makes it more clear what ISP can do when confronted by those situations. There are, however, “legal incentives for Internet Service Providers to cooperate with copyright owners to deter the unauthorized storage and transmission of copyrighted materials, or, in the alternative, to take action to deter the unauthorized storage and transmission of copyrighted materials.”
This has greatly annoyed the RIAA because “the proposal enshrines regulatory twenty-year-old ‘safe harbour’ provisions that do not comport with today’s digital reality,These provisions enrich platforms that abuse outdated liability protections at the expense of American creators and the US music community, which provides real jobs and is one of our nation’s biggest cultural assets.”
The RIAA has never liked the DMCA, so their reaction isn’t surprising. (Well, there is one thing affecting broadcasting. No more American commercials during the game.)
Artists in Canada will be happy that the terms of copyright have been synchronized with the US so that protection extends to a minimum of life plus 70 years instead of the current Canadian term of life plus 50 years. That’s gone. At least for the moment. The good news is that cultural issues were taken off the table–at least as far as Canadians are concerned. There are a couple of changes under the hood, most notably with the auto, dairy, pharmaceutical. Foreign ownership rules for things like media companies, Canadian content rules, and other protectionist measures remain in place. Good. Someone managed to slip in the business about watching US commercials on Canadian feeds of the Super Bowl. and financial service industries, but they’re not terribly impactful. But for Canadians, it provides some much-needed clarity when it comes to what users can and cannot do with posting copyrighted material online. A full breakdown of what the USMCA means can be found here. Stand down. However, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) isn’t very happy because the new agreement extends some protections under the Digital Copyright Millenium Act (DMCA) into Canada and Mexico. Others will be annoyed at this since it means another 20 years before artistic works move into the public domain. Sure, it was a new name–the USMCA (gotta have America first, right?)–but that’s just cosmetic. Bottom line? Internet services will now have some of the same protections from liability for copyright infringement by users. After 13 months of negotiations, we have a replacement for NAFTA–which, if we’re honest, isn’t all that much different from the original agreement.