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Old 06-30-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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The Associated Press
Updated: 1:58 p.m. ET June 30, 2004

TORONTO - Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers.

Companies providing wide access to the Web are merely “intermediaries” who are not bound by Canadian copyright legislation, the court said in a 9-0 ruling.

At issue was an effort by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, or SOCAN, to force Internet service providers to pay a tariff.


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Old 07-01-2004, 05:05 AM   #2
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Interesting article. Boy,the music business certainly is a big mess these days. Well,serves 'em right on the one hand but on the other it's served them well $$$$wise. The little moneygrubbers!

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