Apple to refund copyright levy to consumers
In light of the recent Supreme Court decision that said the Canadian copyright levy cannot be collected on MP3 players, Apple has announced that it will refund the levy it collected to consumers. That decision has raised some question about the legality of copying one's purchased music onto MP3 players. CRIA has pledged not to sue consumers who do that. Michael Geist suggests that with unclaimed money Apple should fund a public interest group to fight for a fair use provision under Canadian copyright law so that all iPod users can use their devices without fear of legal liability. Sounds like a good plan to me.