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iPodNN | Canadian Board approves iPod, memory tax
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.

All the music I buy and support (for the past 5 years), has been from unsigned and indie artists. I think they're better than most of the junk I hear on the radio anyway.
 

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Just sent my (unfortunately tax-loving NDP) MP a letter.
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Perhaps we need to write to Steve Jobs as well and let him know that he may see the numbers of sales from iTunes drop from his Canadian customers.

If this goes through, what would entice me to keep buying music/videos when I now have to be taxed up the ying yang to enjoy it on a digital device?

I love it when a government encourages to STEAL copyrighted material in favour of a tax levy. Only in Canada indeed!
 

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Another Conservative promise broken but not surprising knowing who Bev Oda likes to hang around....

http://www.conservative.ca/media/20050319-POLICY DECLARATION.pdf
"A Conservative Government will eliminate the levy on blank recording materials."
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).
 

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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. :mad:
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.

Way to go - killing Canadian retail!
 
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