Canadian Recording Industry Suddenly Against Private Copying Levy It Fought So
Hard For

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| At times, this private copying levy can be an astounding 70% of the cost of
| blank CDs. Once mp3 players (specifically the iPod) started to become
| popular, the recording industry fought to have the private levy attached to
| those players as well.
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http://techdirt.com/articles/20070916/213136.shtml


Related:

A Legitimate Reason to Hate the Zune (And Microsoft Too)

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| Here's the situation: Microsoft has agreed to pay a portion of
| the profits from the sales of the Zune to a record company
| (Universal) because the Zune will undoubtedly be used to
| store unpurchased songs.
|
| [...]
|
| Here it is important to remember a few simple things. The
| money goes to the Universal, not to the artists.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft's move sets a bad precedent and turns all consumers into
| thieves without evidence.
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http://www.applematters.com/index.ph...microsoft-too/


Universal to seek money for each iPod sold

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| "It would be a nice idea. We have a negotiation coming up not too
| far. I don't see why we wouldn't do that... but maybe not in the
| same way," Morris said. His "same way" comment is a reference tot
| he Zune, which Universal already gets $1 from after signing a deal
| with Microsoft.
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061128-8309.html


Microsoft says Zune executive will leave company

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| Bryan Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft's entertainment
| and devices division, also played a key role in shaping the Xbox
| game console business and the introduction of its Internet
| Protocol television software.
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6155200.html