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Copyright Report – On October 3, 2002, the Honourable Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, tabled in Parliament a Report on provisions and operation of the Copyright Act. The Report asks Parliament to examine whether the private copy levy regime should be amended to address the effects on stakeholders in a digital environment. The Parliamentary Review will provide a forum for Canadians to speak out. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage launched this review on September 23, 2003. The Committee is required to report back to Parliament no later than September 30, 2004 View Link
THE CCFDA WAS NOT A PARTICIPANT IN THE COPYRIGHT BOARD HEARINGS WHICH TOOK PLACE IN EARLY 2003. HOWEVER, SOME CCFDA MEMBERS WERE REPRESENTED BY TWO OF THE OBJECTORS. THE ATTACHED INFORMATION ON THEIR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS BEFORE THE COPYRIGHT BOARD IS PRESENTED BELOW AS A BACKGROUND RESOURCE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE ISSUES.
CSMA Statement of Case, Private Copying 2003 – 2004
Retailers Statement of Case, Private Copying 2003 – 2004
Copyright Board List of Objectors to the Levy system
Statement of Proposed Levies to Be Collected for the Sale, in Canada, of Blank Audio Recording Media
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