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DECISIONS - PRIVATE COPYING
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Copyright Board Sets Private Copying Levies for 1999-2000

December 17, 1999

Ottawa -- The Copyright Board today set private copying levies on blank audio recording media. The per unit levy is set at 23.3 on audio cassette tapes of 40 minutes or longer (zero for those of shorter length), 60.8 on MiniDisc, CD-R Audio and CD-RW Audio, and 5.2 on CD-R and CD-RW. Manufacturers and importers of blank audio recording media will pay the levy to the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) when these media are sold in Canada.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Claude Majeau
Secretary to the Board
Copyright Board
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C9
Tel: (613) 952-8621
Fax: (613) 952-8630
E-mail: majeau.claude@cb-cda.gc.ca

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