RIAA loses battle to tax Canadian MP3 players

Creative Zen

Yeah, Canada's Federal Court of Appeal had already ruled against the special copyright tax on digital audio players that the RIAA lobbied to adopt in that country, meant to compensate for the expected losses to the music industry from copyright infringement. Of course, the RIAA kept beating a dead tax via the Canadian Private Copying Collective's continuing appeals. However, today the Canadian Supreme Court has refused to hear any further arguments in the case whatsoever — meaning the RIAA walks away steaming mad (and still clueless), and Canadians can continue to purchase products that don't pre-emptively tax them for being potential criminals.