The Canadian Private Copying Collective
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 →

June 2, 2010 – Proposed Copyright Law Fails Canadian Artists

Survey shows Canadians support fair compensation to artists and extending the levy to MP3 players

Toronto (ON) – The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) criticized proposed amendments to the Copyright Act tabled in the House of Commons today for failing to strike a balance between Canadians’ desire to make copies of music onto digital audio devices, like the iPod and other MP3 players, and the rights of Canadian artists to be paid for the use of their work. Read more →

April 17, 2010 – Canadian Artists Call on Federal Government to amend Copyright Act

St. John’s – As Canada’s music industry celebrated another year of achievement at the Juno Awards, recording artists and songwriters from across the country today called on the federal government to introduce amendments to copyright legislation that will ensure artists are compensated for private copies made of their works, just as the law originally intended. Read more →

March 18, 2010 – CPCC Applaudes Canadian Heritage Committee for Their Support of Bloc motion to extend private copying levy

Toronto – The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) congratulates the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for their support to extend the private copying levy to digital music recorders. Read more →

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