Only in Canada eh?!
This has been going on for years, they just try and expand it every year.
2007 rates. http://cpcc.ca/english/currentTariff.htm
Audio cassettes of 40 minutes or more in length 24¢
CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R Audio, CD-RW Audio and MiniDisc 21¢
Proposed 2008 http://cpcc.ca/english/proposedTariff.htm
3. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the levy rates shall be
(a) 29¢ for each audio cassette of 40 minutes or more in length;
(b) 29¢ for each CD-R or CD-RW;
(c) 85¢ for each CD-R Audio, CD-RW Audio or MiniDisc;
(d) for removable electronic memory cards in the Secure Digi-
tal, MultiMedia, and Memory Stick formats with more than
256 MB of memory, $2 for each card with no more than
1 Gigabyte (GB) of memory, $5 for each card with more than
1 GB and no more than 4 GB of memory, and $10 for each
card with more than 4 GB of memory;
(e) for digital audio recorders, $5 for each recorder with no
more than 1 Gigabyte (GB) of memory, $25 for each recorder
with more than 1 GB and no more than 10 GB of memory, $50
for each recorder with more than 10 GB and no more than
30 GB of memory, and $75 for each recorder with more than
30 GB of memory.
ADDENDUM: Effective June 8, 2007 the CPCC has withdrawn Sections 2(iv) and 3d) concerning removable electronic memory cards from the proposed tariff for 2008-2009. ...
So they backed down on memory cards (for the second time) and the courts kicked out the iPod tax (for the second time) but they are appealing.
Also some record companies are in court to get the whole thing scrapped because it makes private coping legal. They also don't like that they only get 15% of what's left over after "expenses" (not much). CPCC do have VERY nice offices here in Toronto.