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Thread: CPCC pursues Canadian MP3 levy reinstatement

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    The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) is reportedly pursuing the reinstatement of levies to be paid on MP3 hardware. In practice, this means that the group can charge a levy on top of the price of an MP3 player which then would be re-distributed to copyright holders. Such a levy existed in Canada already but was overturned.

    The Canadian courts dismissed the levies because Hard Disk Drives have failed to be classified as "audio recording media." As you might have guessed, the CPCC is now on a campaign to have the Canadian Copyright Board classify MP3 players as "audio recording equipment" to resurrect the levies.

    The CPCC is also hoping to get a range increase of between CAD$5 and CAD$75 based on the capacity of the MP3 player. Thankfully, several experts have stated that the CPCC will most likely not get what it wants.

    Source: http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/8650.cfm

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    Kool then I guess its still legal for me to download and share my "paid for " files .

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