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Levy debate sparks impassioned pleas in Parliament for copyright reformLevy debate sparks impassioned pleas in Parliament for copyright reform



Yesterday, the House of Commons voted in favour of a concurrence motion to support expanding the private copying levy to include “digital audio recording devices”. The Bloc Québecois, NPD and Liberal parties voted for the motion. The Conservatives voted against it.

As the vote was only a concurrence motion, it has no binding effect on Parliament. It only exhibits support for extending the levy to iPods and other digital audio recorders.

Much of the actual debate on the motion took place on Tuesday.