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Copyright Board sets first ever tariff for Canadian pay audio services

News | 03/28/2002 5:00 am EST

A landmark tariff set by the Copyright Board of Canada this month for pay audio services will take a bite out of profits of Canada’s two providers, and has left industry players scratching their heads about the rationale behind the rate. The tariff – the first ever for pay audio services – will cost Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s Galaxie and Corus Entertainment Inc.’s DMX Music combined between $100,000 and $125,000 per month in copyright royalty payments this year.

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