[oclug] [OT] Canadian gov't to apply Tarrif to Compact Flash memory.
bbarnett at L8R.net
Tue Mar 19 11:19:20 EST 2002
On Tue, 19 Mar 2002 11:09:30 -0500
"Mike Thomas" <mike at bedarra.com> wrote:
> So. If the purpose of the "levy" is to compensate for copyright
> violation, have I fulfilled my legal obligation to pay the
> company/artist simply by buying the blank CD/Flash etc..? Can I then
> legally copy any copyrighted music to that CD without fear of Jack
> Valenti (or whomever his Canadian counterpart is) showing up at my
> house. It would seem this is a case of having their cake and eating it
> too. Anyone know if this type of use has been challenged in court?
It's not though. The levy is "officially" there to help struggling
Canadian artists and to promote Canadian music culture.
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