Well, this just proves my theory that Canadians are just plain wrong….
The Copyright Board of Canada looks just ruled that in addition to a recently reinstated levy on digital audio players, music downloads should be taxed too.
That decision comes after the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) got the Copyright Board appears to agree to the tax.
Now online music stores will have to pay SOCAN 3.1 cents for each individual track and 1.5 cents per track for entire albums sold. SOCAN will then distribute money funds to the artists. Sites that offer temporary downloads or customizable radio stations will also get taxed. The board hasn't decided what to do about personal websites yet though.
I suggest all Rush fans take it to the street by revolting against the Canadian government and leading a rock ‘n’ revolution, baby!
Engadget.com: Canada taxes downloads