From the National Post:
The next MP3 player you buy could be as much as $25 more expensive thanks to a decision announced yesterday by the Canadian Copyright Board. Starting immediately, consumers will be charged a levy based on the size of the internal memory on digital music players, though fees on other blank media, like recordable CDs and DVDs, were frozen.
So we’re charged extra on CDs, DVDs, and MP3 players because it’s assumed that we’ll pirate copyrighted material. Wait, let’s actually make it okay (found through Leighton). I’m starting to think I’m crazy because I don’t.