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Are you in Canada? Apple owes you $25.00
Tuesday, August 09, 2005

I don't condone illegal downloading, but paying "ghost" levies for each empty CD-ROM/DVD you buy to the recording industry doesn't seem fair. I mean, a CD-ROM/DVD-W can also be used to backup data. Really. CDs are not just for pirated music.

In Canada, we pay $0.50 for each empty CD we buy. And apparently, we were also paying $25.00 for iPods with drives greater than 10 GB (Well, 7 GB actually - I wonder how that will work out.)

So, if you bought an iPod a couple of years ago, Apple really owes you $25.00 Canadian.

Please, make sure you get your money back as soon as Apple announces how and when you can get your money back. I will make sure to file my claim.

This is what Apple said:
    Apple is pleased that the Supreme Court of Canada let stand a lower court ruling that blank media levies on iPods are invalid, and will shortly announce a claims process so consumers can request a refund for the levies they paid.

Not that slashdot needs more hits, but you can also read childish and once in while insightful commentaries about the whole thing:
    That's silly, just keep the levy in place...That way, since I've already paid for crimes I might commit, I can freely go ahead and commit them to my heart's content. Sort of like buying an indulgence.

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