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Digital music players still not taxed in Canada

updated 02:45 pm EDT, Thu July 28, 2005

Music players not taxed

The Canadian Supreme Court today refused to hear any further arguments after the CPCC (Canadian Private Copying Collective) requested last year's Federal Court of Appeal decision to snub the levy on digital audio recorders such as Apple's iPod overturned, according to from CANOE Money. The CPCC, a non-profit agency collected approximately $4 million in tarrifs through a built-in price tax from December 2003 until December 2004 when the Federal Court overturned the policy. The funds are reportedly sitting in an account and will be returned to the importers and manufacturers of the products, according to David Basskin of the CPCC. "Obviously we're disappointed. We felt it was self-evident that those products are sold for the purpose of copying music." The CPCC argued that a levy should be collected on behalf of music creators because the new technology provided yet another means to make illegal copies of songs.




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