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CPCC asks for new audit powers to deal with ‘recalcitrant’ CD manufacturers

News | 09/08/2004 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) and a coalition of retailers have become embroiled in a quiet dispute before the Copyright Board of Canada over rights of access to records, according to documents obtained by Canadian NEW MEDIA. In dueling letters dating through the summer, the CPCC has asked the board to approve strict new regulations governing how it gathers financial and other records from manufacturers and importers of compact discs. The CPCC argues that the changes are necessary to deal with "recalcitrant" manufacturers, but the retailers counter that the proposed regulations are overarching and inappropriate. Further, there is a question about when the CPCC let objectors to the proposed 2005 tariff know of its request.

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