No Exception for Personal Use
posted Jul. 23, 2008
One of the most common criticisms of Bill C-61 is its failure to distinguish between commercial and non-commercial uses. It is becoming increasingly clear that many Canadians believe that they should have the right to use their property - whether music, videos or other content - in a fair manner without the law painting them as infringers for personal uses.
What I want to know is, if Bill C-61 becomes Law, will we still have a levy on blank media?
Unfortunately, many Canadians are unaware of the private copying levy also known as the blank media tax. The blank media levy which was introduced in Canada in 1997, by the addition of Part VIII, "Private Copying", to the Canadian Copyright Act.
Who would ever follow such a law?
How could they even enforce it?