The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) said Monday it is asking for a levy on memory cards to compensate artists for the devices’ used in the copying of recorded music. The non-profit copyright collective has asked the Copyright Board of Canada to set a levy of 50 cents on cards storing 1 GB or less; $1 on cards storing between 1 GB and 8GB; and $3 on cards storing 8 GB or more. “A copy is a copy, regardless of whether it was made on a CD-R or a memory card,” CPCC chair Annie Morin said in a release Monday. “That copy has value, and a levy on the blank media used to make it ensures that the artists, songwriters and other rights holders receive the compensation to which they are entitled. It’s a matter of fairness.” The CPCC says the levy is an important source of revenue for musicians. It continues to support an existing 29-cent levy on CD-Rs. The organization had requested the memory card levy in 2003 and 2004 but the copyright board declined, unsatisfied with the evidence that cards were being used to copy music at the time. Morin said the evidence for the levy is stronger today.