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Ad-based revenue model from Universal not included in current CSI tariff

News | 09/07/2006 4:00 am EDT

Hearings got underway this week at the Copyright Board of Canada dealing with an Online Music Services Tariff (2005-2007) proposed by the Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) and La Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs au Canada (SODRAC), collectively known as CSI. But just as CSI is getting a chance to take back money it says it’s lost to illegal downloading, Universal Music Group announced that it will allow consumers to download songs for free though an advertising-supported model.

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