Canada's Supreme Court Lets Ban On MP3 Levy Stand

Law360, New York (July 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider the legality of an anti-piracy tax levied on digital music players, leaving a lower court’s ban on the tax intact.

The decision means there will be no levy applied to digital audio recorders such as Apple's popular iPod and iPod Shuffle as well as other MP3 players.

“We are disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear CPCC's appeal,“ said David Basskin, a member of the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) Board of Directors.

“The clear...
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