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  1. Sirius Canada hikes prices to cover new Royalty fees

    Industry News
    Sirius Canada announced yesterday that a Canadian music Royalty Fee of 6% will be introduced to all Sirius Canada satellite radio subscriptions effective March 1, 2010. The fee which has been mandated by the Copyright Board of Canada, will add ninety cents a month to the current $14.99 a month...
  2. Blu-ray Disc patent holders propose lowering licensing fees

    Home Theatre Corner
    Interesting press release from Panasonic, Philips and Sony today (see post #2) Interesting part meaning
  3. Online music avoids rate hike

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) opted to keep the status quo and turned down a request to increase royalties from 9 to 15 cents on songs bought online. The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) asked for the rise while Apple opposed it and said it could result in iTunes being shut down.