Canada to Decide on New Copyright Tariffs

Law360, New York (December 11, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Canada’s Copyright Board is expected to decide Friday whether to levy a tariff on the sale of digital music devices, recordable DVDs, removable flash memory and micro hard drives, as well as increased tariff rates on blank cassettes and recordable CDs.

Under the proposed levies, a pack of 50 recordable CDs that have 700 megabytes of capacity will have a 49-cent levy on each disc, almost doubling the price for the consumer.

A music-industry group called the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) already collects a controversial...
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