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Walter Dnes

Thornhill, ON
reply to sm5w2

Re: Will federal tarrifs/tax on recordable media be dropped?

said by sm5w2:

I don't know if this was asked in any of the other threads related to TS and the Voltage lawsuit...

If unauthorized downloading in Canada is now punishable in civil court, then what is the rationale or argument for continuing to have a tarrif or special tax on recordable media / memory that was meant to be distributed back to content owners?

The downloading tax is distributed to music rights holders only. It was never intended for any other forms of content. E.g. downloading movies, MS Windows, Photoshop, ebooks, etc is still absolutely illegal.