Members of the IT industry have been incensed ever since controversial changes to a media levy were proposed by the Canadian Private Copyright Collective.
With hearings in the matter now underway, ITBusiness.ca will continue to update developments as they unfold. In the meantime, concerned
citizens can forward their comments directly to the Copyright Board of Canada via the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t kept abreast of the levy story, we present our complete coverage to date.
Copying collective pays its dues
1/23/2003 5:00:00 PM – As a Copyright Board hearing gets under way, the group behind the media levy proposal says it is days away from sending out the first cheques. Meanwhile, a CPCC spokesman defends the price hike and responds to the critics
Media levy madness
1/20/2003 3:41:34 PM – New coalition formed to fight recording industry media levy in Canada, but will their alternatives satisfy everyone?
CCFDA to battle levy
1/20/2003 3:02:12 PM – Retail Council of Canada asks IT vendors to challenge a music industry proposal that would significantly hike the media levy
The levy letters
1/17/2003 5:00:00 PM – A record response to the proposed hike on multimedia products
Media levy set to rise
6/20/2002 3:11:15 PM – CATA Alliance is attempting to block the proposed hike from 21 cents to 59 cents
Copyright and wrong
5/3/2002 5:00:00 PM – CD levies are about to triple. Here’s why you have to help stop it
Canada’s CD media levy quadruples 2/2/2001