Again?!? I thought they just cancelled this a few years back (remember the iPod levy?) and they're doing it again? I think the best way to fight this is to just stop buying music and DVDs from the big record labels. Period. And let the labels know that you will no long support them by buying CDs or DVDs.iPodNN | Canadian Board approves iPod, memory tax
To be fair, I don't think the Conservative government had a direct hand in this decision. It was made by the Copyright Board of Canada (and is being appealed), which consists of a five member panel: Copyright Board of Canada : Board Members ... Keep writing your MP's, though, as the board may have government oversight (maybe someone will correct me on this). And of course, the government can always change copyright laws to make them more fair to consumers (we can always hope).Another Conservative promise broken but not surprising knowing who Bev Oda likes to hang around....
"A Conservative Government will eliminate the levy on blank recording materials."
I was going to say the same thing; with this tax coming into play at the exact same time that the Canadian dollar is enjoying renewed strength, this will force many to go south of the border for the mp3 player of choice.To easy, head south of the border and make all your purchases in the US. With the dollar strong and no tax levys in most states. Feast.