Still taxes in Canada on recording media, and about to be reassessed.
Miss Q wrote:
> There was a tax on minidiscs for that purpose. I remember reading about it
> in Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton
> That was published in 96, apparently there is a 2004 version I haven't read
> but now will have to.
> I should revist the book, but it completely informed my arguments about
> taping/copying hurts artists and when it helps (ie bootlegging shows vs
> pirating recordings, the fact that they can't lose money on a person who
> would have never bought the music anyway) There is a Wikipedia article on
> the Private Copying Levy but I don't know what aspects of that have changed
> with the DMCA/new media.
> Courtney B
> On 5/2/07, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Also, am I mis-remembering or wasn't there a tax on blank tape that went
>> directly into music
>> industry coffers to make up for missed sales? Blank C-90's were $3+
>> when I
>> got my first cassette
>> deck. By the time I was making my last cassettes in the early 90's,
>> C-100's were down to $1 or so.
>> We're talking Maxell and TDK CRO2 tapes here, not junk.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 5:09 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] SACD fans -- some discounts
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From Rod Stephens: "...I vaguely remember in "the good 'ole days",
>> > making copies and sharing music with my reel to reel machines and later
>> > with my cassette recorders. We then would buy the original LPs/45s of
>> > the best of the best with good album notes and pictures. Somehow the
>> > recording industry seemed to prosper in those less restrictive and
>> > creative days."
>> > This is comparing apples to oranges. People needed to meet up, make
>> > copies in real time, pay good money for blank media and a copy of the
>> > was pretty raunchy sounding. We also didn't have investment bankers
>> > new corporations having a "business model" of profiteering from
>> > copyright infringement.
>> > Piracy is far from the only or even the biggest problem professional
>> > faces today but make no mistake about the fact that it has cost at
>> > generation of youngsters any opportunity to have a career creating and
>> > performing music. They and the music fans are the real losers.
>> > Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
>> > Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
>> > Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!
>> > 615.385.8051 http://www.hyperback.com