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Apple to Return iPod Levies to Canadian Customers

Apple Computer announced Monday that it would be returning levies Canadian customers had to pay on iPods purchased in that country, according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The fees were imposed by the Copyright Board of Canada to reimburse copyright holders whose works might be pirated via iPods and other digital media devices.

On July 28th, the levies were permanently ended by a Supreme Court of Canada decision to not hear an appeal on a lower court ruling that the body leveling the fees had no jurisdiction to do so.

The fees, which ranged from CN$2 for one gigabyte (GB) devices, and up to $25 for devices with 10 GB or more in storage, were collected by manufacturers such as Apple, and the Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal did not affect what would happen to the money already collected. Apple's announcement, however, paves the way for that money to be returned to iPod customers.

"Apple is pleased that the Supreme Court of Canada let stand a lower court ruling that blank media levies on iPods are invalid, and will shortly announce a claims process so consumers can request a refund for the levies they paid," the company said in a release.

Apple had already lowered its prices to reflect the lack of the levy in December of 2004. Monday's announcement covered the money collected from December of 2003 until the original December 2004 ruling that ended the levy.

According to the CBC, some $4 million was collected by all digital media device customers while it was being collected. Stay tuned to iPodObserver for further news on how to apply for refunds when Apple announces the process.

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