Slashdot reports today that some Canadian musicians have joined to form the Canadian Music Creator Coalition which is speaking out for artists as it applies to the laws and policies that affect them. They feel that the record labels and legislators are representing their own interests and is not necessarily the artists’. Their three tenants are opposing the suing of fans under the Copyright Act, abolition of copy protection or digital locks, and the more localized interest of making sure that government funding of artists in Canada supports Canadian artists. The CMCC includes artists like Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, Sum 41, and Broken Social Scene among others. Of course, the thing that everyone is latching on to with the CMCC is their implied stance on downloading music.