Canadian iPod levy quashed by Federal Court of Appeal

Apple Store Canada“The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) has quashed the Copyright Board’s July 19, 2007 decision to go ahead with its planned hearing to certify a levy of up to $75 on iPods and other Digital Audio Recorders,” Howard Knopf reports via his Excess Copyright blog.

“The FCA hearing on the judicial review of the Board’s decision was held yesterday. It took the Court less than 24 hours to render its decision… I acted in this matter for the Retail Council of Canada, which along with Apple Canada, etc. had brought the applications to quash. The Applicants were awarded their costs. The reasons are very brief. The Court was very decisive.”

Full article here.

[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]


  1. while this is a welcome “win” for the Canadian consumer, proposed upcoming reforms to Canadian copyright law are a much bigger worry. There still remains a lot of crazy thinking in our gov’t with regards to copyright issues.
    all Canadian MDN readers should go on over to law professor Michael Geist’s excellent blog for more about the proposed “Canadian DMCA”. It’s not too late to write your MP!

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