Archive for December 8th, 2010

Sorting Through the Copyright Levy Proposals

The Canadian Private Copying Collective appeared before the C-32 Legislative Committee on Monday, leaving Access Copyright and the CACN with secondary roles as MPs devoted most of the discussion to the levy issue. While the levy vs. tax characterization discussion came up, it seems to me that there will be mounting confusion over the competing levy proposals.  The CPCC made their pitch, but there are now multiple proposals for extending the levy or creating entirely new levies (some varations are supported by the same organizations).  The key proposals:

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December 8, 2010 43 comments News

“Canadians told us the TPM provisions in C-61 were too far reaching”

According to documents I recently obtained under the Access to Information Act, this quote was part of a draft speech for Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore.  The quote was removed by department officials before approval of the final version.  Moore delivered the speech in June 2010, in which he proceeded […]

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December 8, 2010 10 comments News