Archive for the ‘CD Levy’ Category

CRIA Suddenly Against Private Copying Levy It Lobbied So Hard For

Monday, November 19th, 2007

With the recent Copyright Board preliminary decision which incorporates digital recorders as an audio recording medium[1]; you would think that the CRIA would be jumping for joy as the inclusion of digital recorders would generate more revenue. Furthermore, the CRIA has been lobbying for a private copying levy for ...

Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

In Canada, it has been a long-standing policy to place a levy on recordable devices such as tapes and blank CDs and redistribute those proceeds to recording companies and the artists that they represent. The core purpose of this practice is to compensate artist for private copying that these blank ...

When the Solution Turns into the Problem

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

In an unexpected move, the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) filed documents in the Federal Court of Appeal recently in a fight to eliminate the application of the private copying levy to MP3 players. The irony of this is apparent as the CRIA has advocated for the private copying ...