Supreme Court quashes digital music levy appeal

Thursday, July 28 2005 @ 05:36 PM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

From CBC:

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear further arguments regarding a levy on iPods and similar digital music players.

On Thursday, the court dismissed an appeal of last December's Federal Court decision to quash a levy that had been charged for the popular music devices.

The levy affected digital music players with embedded memory, including Apple's popular iPod. The Canadian Private Copying Collective, a non-profit agency that collects tariffs on behalf of musical artists and record companies, had been pursuing the appeal.

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