Blank media levy & CCFDA
Tom at Abacurial.com
Wed Dec 18 15:21:32 EST 2002
I am one of the objectors before the Copyright Board. I think the CPCC (
http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/tariffs/proposed/c09032002-b.pdf ) blank media levy
request is excessive (20-300% of value) and will only lead to US imports
and lower levy amounts collected.
But the CCFDA ( http://www.ccfda.ca/index_eng.html ) assertions are faulty.
There should be a right to private copying as presently provided for. The
CCFDA would remove this right, and:
- the right to play productions on different players, computers and
- the right to backup material
- the right for material to pass into the public domain
- the right to study material and analyse it academically
- the right to use copyrighted material in parodies, reviews. and such,
known as "fair dealing"
These rights would be removed by a régime of encryption and digital rights
management which could only be maintained by invading one's privacy at
The money from the levy also goes directly to Canadian creators, without
percentages and contractural limits by publishers.
So if you get some emails protesting the blank levy, tell them the
alternative is worse, much worse.
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