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Copyright Board Of Canada Proposes Same High 21¢ Cd-r Levy For '07


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Even though the price of CD-R media has continued to decline, one thing that is set to stay in Canada is the 21 cent levy per CD-R. The Copyright Board of Canada has proposed the private copying levy tariff for 2007 with this same levy. While this levy did not seem as bad when CD-R media was far more expensive during its introduction back in 1999, the levy really stands out when it comes to purchasing spindles of CD-R's due to how much pricing has come down over the years, for example the $59.99 price on a spindle of 200 blank HP branded CD-R's consists of $42.00 for the levy alone! In fact, when a consumer purchases one of these spindles, they are in effect only paying $17.99 for the CD-R's and $42 on the levy.

 

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/index.php?optio...sk=view&id=1126

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Even though the price of CD-R media has continued to decline, one thing that is set to stay in Canada is the 21 cent levy per CD-R. The Copyright Board of Canada has proposed the private copying levy tariff for 2007 with this same levy. While this levy did not seem as bad when CD-R media was far more expensive during its introduction back in 1999, the levy really stands out when it comes to purchasing spindles of CD-R's due to how much pricing has come down over the years, for example the $59.99 price on a spindle of 200 blank HP branded CD-R's consists of $42.00 for the levy alone! In fact, when a consumer purchases one of these spindles, they are in effect only paying $17.99 for the CD-R's and $42 on the levy.

 

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/index.php?optio...sk=view&id=1126

Well if they can't make the tax money on cigarrettes due to the decreasing of smokers, they have to get their money from somewhere :)

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Well if they can't make the tax money on cigarrettes due to the decreasing of smokers, they have to get their money from somewhere :)

Thank god the politicians dont see that stupid lark there , and try that back home, but then again we can beat that one, our government wanted to bring in the "fart Tax"

Yup you read it correctly, they wanted farmers to pay a Levy for all there cows (passing wind)??????

how nuts is that, anyway the bill ran short of wind..... true story, just ask BrendonT Guru.

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Well if they can't make the tax money on cigarrettes due to the decreasing of smokers, they have to get their money from somewhere :)

 

Actually it's not a "tax" since 66% of the money collected goes to the artists (musicians, composers, etc) and is to compensate them for the loss of revenue due to copying of CDs and downloading on the internet. Copying of CDs and downloading thru shared system is still "legal" in Canada.

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