Slaw guest blogger Neil Melliship of Clark Wilson LLP canvasses the law to assess the legality of downloading music in Canada.
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The Canadian Private Copying Collective and retailer Best Buy have resolved a dispute over private copying levies, with the CPCC receiving nearly $1 million in compensation.
The Copyright Board of Canada has released a decision on the private copying levy for 2008 and 2009. The Board increased the levy on each blank CD to 29 cents (it had been 21 cents). The Board argues that this will keep revenues constant at $30 million per year since […]
A blog reader reports that the Canadian Private Copying Collective, which manages the private copying levy, is working to undo a planned Conservative policy position to kill the levy. The collective is running a party for delegates on Thursday night in Winnipeg featuring songwriters, performers, and musicians.
Radio Canada reports that Quebec groups are concerned about Conservative support for dropping the private copying levy.
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