This is great news for iPod users in Canada... The Canadian Supreme Court overturned
a lower court's piracy tax ruling and Apple will be returning
the money it collected.
Apple Computer has announced it will refund the "piracy tax" the
Canadian government put on every iPod sold in the country.
Although the Canadian Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a lower-court
ruling that the tax--a levy put on all recordable blank media, such as tapes
and CDs, to compensate the music industry for piracy--was unlawful, the levy
had affected new iPod buyers for more than a year.