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Private copying explodes in 2001/2002 according to collective’s evidence

News | 12/20/2002 5:00 am EST

Private copying of music has exploded in the past two years according to a survey, obtained by Canadian NEW MEDIA, to be entered into the blank tape levy hearings slated to begin in mid-January (CNM, Sept. 6/02). The survey of 12,197 Canadians, conducted by Gatineau QC’s Réseau Circum between July 2001 and June 2002, could provide powerful ammunition to proponents of a hike in the levy and extension of the tariff to devices such as MP3 players. The report is a follow up to one submitted in the 2000 Copyright Board of Canada hearings into the same tariff (CNM, Nov. 15/00).

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