Post Tagged with: "private copying"

Analysis of the Legality of Downloading in Canada

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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June 29, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

CPCC and Best Buy Resolve Private Copying Dispute

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.

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January 4, 2009 1 comment News

Copyright Board Increases Private Copying Levy

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 […]

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December 5, 2008 29 comments News

CPCC Lobbies Conservatives At Policy Convention

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.

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November 11, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Quebec Groups Concerned Over Future of Private Copying Levy

Radio Canada reports that Quebec groups are concerned about Conservative support for dropping the private copying levy.

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November 10, 2008 Comments are Disabled News