‘Dark day’ for musicians as proposed microSD levy blocked

A decision by the Minister of Industry to exempt microSD memory cards from copyright levies is a major blow to musicians, says the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). Industry Canada issued a notice

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Use iTunes with non-iPod devices

As we reported today, the Canadian Private Copying Collective is seeking a new levy on microSD memory cards imported to Canada.The collective has a mandate to collect levies charged on media used to

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Toasters hit with tariff to reflect bread’s value

By Brian Jackson Editor's note: This is a satirical take on today's news article (read it here) about a request by the Canadian Private Copying Collective to the Copyright Board of Canada to

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

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After its so-called “iPod tax” was panned by the current Conservative government in their election campaign earlier this year, the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) has targeted microSD memory cards for a levy.Canadian

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Vote for an iPod levy, group urges Canadians

Money going to artists and record labels for their works is at risk in Canada's current election, says the group responsible for collecting and distributing the private copying levy.The Canadian Private Copying Collective

Published on: April 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: iPod levy – a needed support for artists or an unfair tax?

Politicians are expected to debate the merits of a levy added on to iPods and other digital audio devices at upcoming comittee meetings taking a look at Bill C-32, the Copyright Modernization Act.Such

Published on: November 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Digital locks, iPod levy are Copyright bill contentions

Content creators and copyright owners are hoping to change the Copyright Modernization Act to be more to their liking as it goes to a parliamentary committee.Bill C-32 passed second reading in the House

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Brian Jackson

iPod tax supported by groups that would receive money

Copyright holders' groups have been quick to support extension of a levy that would raise the price of mp3 players sold in Canada and see more money flow into their coffers. The Alliance

Published on: March 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

NDP MP introduces bill calling for iPod tax

An opposition member of Parliament has asked the House to extend a private levy that Canadians already pay on CDs and blank cassette tapes to iPods and other mp3 players in a private

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

iPod tax would ‘include exemptions’ for disabled, business groups

An iPod levy in Canada, if imposed, would have exemptions for the impaired and others who don’t copy music to recordable media, says a director the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). See the

Published on: September 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

iPod tax debate – Who should tell Canadians about the levy? Part 2 of 3

Canadians are obliged to inform themselves of a levy paid to copyright holders every time they purchase a blank CD, minidisc, or cassette tape, says a director with the Canadian Private Copying Collective

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Should Canada impose an iPod levy? Copyright experts debate issue

Canadians are copying their private music collection on to their iPods and should pay a levy to compensate musicians properly for that act, according to a director at the Canadian Private Copying Collective

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada’s copyright conundrum — how to balance rights of creators and consumers

Canada's copyright stakeholders agree that our legislation is badly out of date and needs to be updated to reflect the modern, digital realities while striking a fair balance between the rights of creators

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada in dire need of copyright law reform, says musicians’ group

Canada's government has opened the door for consultations on copyright reform and reignited the debate on digital locks or digital rights management (DRM) and whether it's ever okay to tamper with it. Digital

Published on: July 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson