Post Tagged with: "tariff 22"

Tariff 22 Continues – SOCAN Seeks 25% Levy on iTunes

My regular Law Bytes column (non-registered version or Toronto Star version, homepage version) highlights the continuing saga of Tariff 22. SOCAN, a leading Canadian copyright collective, recently filed a revised application that targets all websites that communicate music to the public. The tariff proposal includes an astonishing 25 percent of gross revenue for music download services and 15 percent for webcasters. When combined with other tariff proposals, Canada's collectives are seeking at least 40 percent of gross revenues from music download services, representing a far greater threat to the business model than peer-to-peer file sharing.

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April 18, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

High Court Tackles Web Lottery; Online Music to Come

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While the public's attention has understandably been occupied with other events, the Canadian Supreme Court has recently been active on the technology law front.

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April 7, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Vital Ruling Misses Boat on Offshore Servers

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November 18, 1999 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive