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News | 09/11/2002 4:00 am EDT

Tariff 22 leave to appeal gets crowded
A leave to appeal application filed with the Supreme Court of Canada over the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on Tariff 22 – royalties on music distributed over the Internet – has heated up as further parties join the fray. The Canadian Recording Industry Association has filed a motion to intervene in the matter, and is now listed among the respondents in motions filed by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) along with the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada. On the other side of the fence, several international organizations representing ISPs and telcos have filed a collective leave to intervene of their own, arguing that their transnational interests will be an important part of any future Supreme Court hearing on Tariff 22.

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