Canada Imposes Levy on MP3 Players But Freezes Other Tariffs

Law360, New York (December 12, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a partial setback for the Canadian music industry, the Copyright Board of Canada Friday added new tariffs to non-removable memory permanently embedded in digital audio recorders, but froze tariffs leveled on recordable media at their current level until the end of 2004.

Moreover, the board denied requests made by the Canadian Recording Industry Association and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), to establish a tariff on blank DVDs and removable memory cards and micro hard drives. The board sided with...
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