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    Write to the Minister of Industry with a copy to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and tell the Government you want the levy repealed! Make sure the private copy levy is at the top of the new Industry Ministers' agenda!

    The Honourable David Emerson
    Minister of Industry
    House of Commons
    Ottawa, ON
    K1A 0A6

    The Honourable Liza Frulla
    Minister of Canadian Heritage
    House of Commons
    Ottawa, ON
    K1A 0A6

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    The New Napster launches in Canada, adding to a growing number of on-line music services where Canadians can download and enjoy authorized digital music.


    Did you know that the music industry already charges you a levy on most recordable media that you buy, like blank CDs, minidisks, and audio-cassettes? Plus GST and PST!

    Moreover, consumers who do not even use storage media to record music are also forced to pay the levy.

    A consumer who purchases a 100-pack of blank CD-Rs currently pays a levy of $21 per 100 CDs.

    High levies mean Canadians may not be able to afford many important new technologies. That’s bad for consumers and bad for Canada.

    We at the CCFDA want the government to repeal the levy because we believe there are better ways to compensate copyright holders.

    New technology and new distribution systems already exist that provide alternatives for recording artists to protect copyrighted material. We are ready to work with the music industry and the government to ensure fair digital access for all Canadians.

    This website is designed to inform you about the levy and how you can take action to encourage the government to adopt more progressive policies that work for all stakeholders.

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