Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Media

+ - iPod tax struck down in Canada

Submitted by Frankenbuffer
Frankenbuffer (883657) writes "The Canadian Copyright Board's attempt to place a charge of between $5 and $75 on media players like the iPod, ostensibly to compensate the recording industry for music that is copied to the devices, was struck down by the Federal Court of Appeal. [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080111.wipod11/BNStory/Technology/home]

Opponents of the tax, including the Retail Council of Canada, argued that media players should be considered as playback devices like portable CD players, not as blank media like CDs which attract the tax. Interestingly, that argument appears to be irrelevant. The Court's decision seems to be based on finding that the Copyright Board doesn't have legal authority to impose the levy."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

iPod tax struck down in Canada

Comments Filter:

Due to lack of disk space, this fortune database has been discontinued.

Working...