I saw this in the news today ( although i already read it a while ago on canadacomputes.com ) but it seems its gaining ground
Apparantly the CPCC wants to place a tax on almost all digital media, like CDrs and Mp3 players to compensate the recording companies for lost money from Piracy. What does this mean ? it means that Canadians might in the near future pay double for their blank cds (no matter what the actual use is ) and prices of mp3 players and possible HD`s might sky rocket.
[U]Under the plan, there will be a levy of:
60 cents for each audio cassette of 40 minutes or more
59 cents for each recordable CD of 100 megabytes or more
$2.27 for each recordable DVD
2.1 cents for each megabyte of memory in each electronic memory or flash memory card intended for use to record and play music
$21 for each gigabyte of memory in each hard drive incorporated into an MP3 player or similar device[/U]
here are some links
My question is in all sarcasm, why are they not trying to tax paper ? pens ? Anything that can be used to make a illegal copy ?
This is getting out of hand.