On July 28th, 2005, the Supreme Court Of Canada refused to hear an appeal from representatives
of the major labels in regards to a levy on iPods and similar devices, agreeing with the Federal Court Of
Appeals that these are devices and not blank audio recording media, as defined by our copyright
act. The federal Court of Appeal re-established their views on January 10th, 2008 after the Copyright
Board had certified a levy on Mp3 players and iPods, halting again the levy for 2008-2009.
Unfortunately, it appears that some members of the music industry are still claiming that we therefore cannot
perform "private copies" to these devices or even our own hard drives because these aren't "blank audio
I question these claims using the following arguements :
The consumers of this country are not criminals. They purchase music and these devices help them
enjoy the music they purchased without the inconveniences of certain antiquated technologies.
As a consumer, I say - Enough is enough !
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