Proposed increases to blank media levy facing strong opposition from CATA
News | 06/28/2000 4:00 am EDT
|New media advocates and the recording industry are battling again over blank tape levies as the two sides prepare for a hearing on higher rates this fall. Black storage media such as blank cassettes, rewriteable CDs and mini discs have been subject to a small fee for six months now following a controversial decision last year which many are calling a cash grab by record companies. This fall, the Copyright Board will hear a new request by the organization responsible for collecting and distributing the levy, the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC), for significant hikes to the fees – in some cases doubling current levels.
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