The Canadian Private Copying Collective

The CPCC’s mandate includes advocating on behalf of recording artists, songwriters, publishers and record labels for their rights as they pertain to private copying.

The private copying levy was first established by the Federal Government in 1997.  Currently the private copying levy applies to CD-Rs at a rate of .29 cents per CD-R.  But we all recognize that today most people make copies of music on their cell phones and tablets.  And music creators are NOT being compensated when copies of their music are being made onto these types of devices.

Revenue from the private copying levy is rapidly declining as consumers embrace new technologies for making private copies of music.   The CPCC, along with its member collective organizations, has been strongly advocating for changes to the Copyright Act and lobbying the government to ensure that music rights holders’ interests are being represented.  The Copyright Act must be brought into the modern age, by extending the private copying levy to the current technologies that people are using to make private copies of music.

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