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CRIA objects to SOCAN tariff on ringtones, calls for new hearing in February 2005

News | 08/06/2004 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has joined with Bell Mobility, Telus Mobility and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association in opposing a proposed tariff on ringtones, Tariff 24 . The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) wants to impose a levy on ringtone suppliers covering the communication right associated with a musical reproduction for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005 that CRIA describes as "excessive" and "unreasonable."

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