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SOCAN fires back on Tariff 22 leave to appeal before Supreme Court

News | 10/30/2002 5:00 am EST

The collective society representing songwriters and music publishers has weighed in with arguments why the Supreme Court of Canada shouldn’t hear a high-profile appeal on Internet music royalties. In response to a leave to appeal application filed by the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), Bell Canada and the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP), the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has fired back that the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on Tariff 22 shouldn’t be reviewed (CNM, Aug. 21/02). But the collective says that if the court does hear an appeal by the applicants, then it would also like permission to appeal several aspects of the lower court’s decision of last May.

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