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Canadian Board approves iPod, memory tax

updated 11:55 am EDT, Fri July 20, 2007

Canadian iPod, memory tax

The Copyright Board of Canada has decided to allow a levy on iPods and removable memory that will tax Canadian citizens for their assumed transfer of copyrighted content. The Canadian Storage Media Alliance (CSMA) and Retail Council of Canada (RCC) challenged the levy, arguing that the Federal Court had already put to rest a previously proposed tax on digital audio recorders because the levy did not fall within the cited Copyright Act, according to one blogger. The CSMA and RCC contest that the board has no jurisdiction to approve the levy, but the board rejected pleas from the CSMA and RCC to do away with the new tax. The new tax is worded such that it may even include cellular phones and computers, which could extend to cover peer-to-peer downloading.




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  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Socialist A--holes

    F*ck you, Canada.

  1. defined tech

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Doesn't suprise me

    I live in this wonderful country, and I think the last comment by eriamjh is a wrong. Who are you to say that f u canada.

    Now as far as this new tax goes. Its very upsetting. They are basically saying that we are stealing music, and files.

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wow, that is fantastic

    "that will tax Canadian citizens for their assumed transfer of copyrighted content." You just have to love being taxed on 'assumed' items! Sounds like having to pay a 'gas guzzler' tax on a car because it has the ability to consume more fuel. This is just as retarded. Even if you only drive the car for a 1,000 miles you still have to pay the 'penalty.' I just love combined taxes (consumption tax + whatever else we want to add tax).

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ok let's be honest

    We can disagree with a countries decisions or politics (like this is unique to Canada) without being rude to the country or it's people. The possibility of making poor choices is not unique to socialism, it's called being human. We ALL have agendas and we ALL do it.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I agree

    Double F*CK you Canada. Socialist pieces of s*** beggars!

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    So music shou be free...

    ...if downloaded to Canadian bought iPods or memory - may make a good defence for any lawsuits...?

    In fact anyone could argue if they buy a Canadian iPod or memory that they have 'paid their dues'...

  1. wr11

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    There is an advantage

    Since we pay this TAX, since they assume we all steal content, then in some way we have paid for the right to copy said content.

  1. MacnTX

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    It is what it is

    Umm, sorry, but this is as socialist as it gets. And it is basically presuming everyone in the country is guilty of stealing music. That's a really nice government for ya. How anyone can defend any country for having a tax like this is beyond comprehension.

  1. e:leaf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Although

    I might agree that throwing out expletives towards Canada is pushing the line, let's not act as if there haven't been tons and tons and tons of bad things said about the USA in recent years.

    Besides, this isn't just a Canadian issue. It sets a BAD precedent that could catch steam in other places. A tax which presumes one being guilty of theft is despicable and it, along with the governmental body which passed it, should not be defended in any way, and chastised in every way possible.

  1. defined tech

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Excellent Point

    Wr11 - I agree with you totally.

    As for Jarod, Grow up. There is no need for that kind of posting.

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