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Re: Canadian High Court Lets Bar to iPod Levy Stand
Posted by: Anonymous 2005-07-28 14:58:54
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The fight over a levy on iPods and other digital music devices ended today when the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear any further arguments on the matter. That 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 like iRiver. "Obviously we're disappointed. We felt it was self-evident that those products are sold for the purpose of copying music," said David Basskin, of the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC).

Re: Canadian High Court Lets Bar to iPod Levy Stand
Posted by: dancingbrook 2005-07-29 10:40:35 In reply to: Anonymous
Those levys seem to assume a) everyone's a thief and/or b) no one has a right to make a copy of music they own.
There was a time when copyrights and patents didn't exist.
Then they were implemented to keep other's from unauthorized profiting from selling your work (pay me if you want to sing my diddy, quote what I say, etc..), Now they've evolved so one has to pay exrtra for listening to anything but an original recording. ASCAP (and I assume Canada's equivalent; CPCC?) collects fees from venues and radio stations (thus we pay again indirectly) even if we hear performers perform their own songs.
I'm sorry: I do support artists (try to buy their CDs at their own events as they get a bigger cut there) but this seems a bit over the top to me.
Jump to:
If my employer requires me to return to the company's office full-time to perform my job, I will...
Agree, because I like my job regardless of where I perform my duties.
Comply, because I can't afford to lose my current job.
Go with the flow, but start looking for different employment.
Resign immediately, so I can dedicate all of my time to find a job that better suits my needs.
Try to negotiate a hybrid work from home / work in office arrangement with my employer.