“Canada’s Private Copyright Collective (CPCC) is once again trying to find a way to force would-be iPod buyers to pay a copyright tax despite being told in 2004 such a levy is illegal,” Tony Smith reports for The Register.
Smith reports, “The CPCC said last week it wants $5 (CAD) levied on players with up to 1GB of memory, $25 for up to 10GB of music storage, $50 for capacities of between 10GB and 30GB, and $75 for anything that holds more than 30GB of storage.”
Smith reports, “The CPCC, which distributes to artists and publishers cash collected by the Copyright Board, last week submitted a new plea for an iPod tax to the Board. The current tariff expires on 31 December 2007, so it’s looking to get MP3 players added to the list from 2008 onwards… The Copyright Board will now consider the CPCC submission – and, indeed, those from other stakeholders – before announcing the 2008-2009 tariff later this year.”
Full article here.
Statement of Proposed Levies to Be Collected by CPCC on the Sale, in Canada, of Blank Audio Recording Media for the Years 2008-2009: http://macdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/c10022007-b.pdf
CPCC Contact Information:
150 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E8
Phone: 416-486-6832 or 1-800-892-7235
FAX: 416 486 3064
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