Taxes on Mp3 players in Canada

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  1. revenuee macrumors 68020

    revenuee

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    I think a similar thread has been around

    But i just want a straight yes or no answer

    Manufacturers and importers must pay the levies, which will most likely be passed on to consumers. The CPCC will collect the levy and distribute it to groups representing eligible authors, performers and makers.
    The copyright board is a federal organization that establishes royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works.



    Does this mean it is legal for me to download Mp3's off of P2P like Limewire?
     
  2. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    in canada, afaik, _downloading_ from p2ps is legal.
     
  3. revenuee thread starter macrumors 68020

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    good to know
     
  4. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Downloading is legal, not uploading though

    You can download all u want, cant upload though.
     
  5. revenuee thread starter macrumors 68020

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    better than that, if you're to use p2p legally, you *must* leech. try telling that to the networks tho ;)

    the USA, in contrast to canada, would have no qualms about taxing the players AND keeping downloading illegal... taxing illegal activities is just one of the many fun paradoxes that makes one say "i'm proud to be an american"...

    paul
     
  7. revenuee thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LOL .... well then it looks like filling up my 20 Gig iPod won't be as big a problem as i thought - let the excessive bandwidth consumption begin

    it's in Anchorage now, just got there from Shanghai -- it should be in Hamilton (where i live) by the 24th ... the watch is on
     

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