Tuesday, January 15, 2008

iPod levy quashed

The Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") quashed a levy imposed by the Copyright Board, which would have been introduced sometime in 2008, on MP3 players, mobile phones, computers and other digital recorders. Such levy would have resulted in increased prices paid by consumers, depending on the capacity of storage, in purchasing digital recorders.
The FCA indicated that the "Copyright Board erred in law when it concluded that it has the legal authority to certify the tariff that CPCC has proposed for 2008-2009 on digital audio recorders".

Read also: http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/01/11/levy-recorders.html

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