dolphinius_rex wrote:The RIAA doesn't get anything from the Canadian levy, if that is what you're thinking about! And I don't believe any other country levies the Digital Audio CD-Rs.
Nope this is not the same thing, the Canadian levy applies to regular cdrs in Canada only. The special audio cdr have always been more expensive globally, simply because they included a levy to compensate RIAA or whatever music industry copyright holder operates in your country. As I stated above, they are specifically targeted at the standalone consumer cdr recorders, Philip's, pioneer and Sony have a few models. It is for this reason that these burners are not supposed to burn regular data cdrs, but only these audio cdrs.