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June 21 2011 – Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) Sees No Levy on Cloud – Based Music Services

(Toronto) With Apple, Google and Amazon now offering consumers in the United States “cloud – based” storage and retrieval of music files, much is being written in Canadian publications and blogs about the prospects of similar services being offered in this country and related potential issues. Read more →

May 16, 2011 – The CPCC Seeks Levy On Electronic Memory Cards

(Toronto) – The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) has asked the Copyright Board of Canada to set a levy on electronic memory cards in order to compensate artists and other rights holders for the copies of recorded music that are made for private use onto this type of recording medium.


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April 28, 2011 – Four out of Five Federal Parties Support Fair Compensation to Music Rights Holders

(Toronto) – The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) today released the results of a survey sent to all five major federal political parties, asking each party for their views on issues related to Canada’s private copying regime. These results will be provided to music rights holders, to help them in their decision-making process when they vote on May 2nd. Read more →

April 15, 2011 – Compensation to Music Creators for Private Copying Hinges on Federal Election Result

Toronto – Canada’s recording artists could potentially lose a vitally important revenue stream depending on the outcome of the federal election, warns the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). Read more →

December 20, 2010 – Private Copying Tariff 2011 Announced

(Toronto) – The Copyright Board of Canada has issued the Private Copying Tariff 2011. Under the new tariff, the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) will continue to collect the private copying levy on blank CD-Rs at the same rate since 2008 (29¢).

2011 Tariff Document

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December 17, 2010 – Ministers Deliver Lump of Coal to Canadian Music Artists

“Clement and Moore Say No to Fair Compensation”

Ottawa – In a pre-Christmas press conference at the Rideau Shopping Centre, Minister of Industry Tony Clement and the Minister of Heritage James Moore continued to play Grinch to Canadian music artists, by denying them fair compensation for copies of their work that are made. Read more →

December 16, 2010 – The CPCC Applauds the Liberals Support of the Private Copying Regime

(Toronto) – The Liberal party of Canada today announced a new proposal for continued compensation to rights holders for copies made of musical works.
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November 25, 2010 – Anne Murray, The Tragically Hip, Sarah Harmer, Chad Kroeger, Metric and Stompin’ Tom Among Artists Supporting Private Copying Levy

TORONTO – A broad spectrum of Canadian artists ranging from global icons to emerging talents are supporting the call for Canada’s private copying levy to be saved and modernized through changes to new copyright legislation currently before Parliament.  Read more →

November 2, 2010 – Arts Organizations Join Forces to Support Canadian Music Rights Holders in Call to Modernize Private Copying Levy

Toronto (ON) – A total of 19 arts organizations have come together in support of the campaign to ensure that Canadian songwriters, recording artists, publishers and record labels continue to receive compensation when private copies are made of their music. Read more →

June 14, 2010 – The CPCC will not Seek to Increase Levies on Blank Media

(Toronto) The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) will not seek to increase the levies on blank audio recording media in the 2011 Private Copying Tariff. The current levy is 29 cents on CD-Rs and MiniDiscs. Read more →

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