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French court rules on iPod levy

Peter Ollier, London


France’s Court of Cassation has ruled that French consumers must pay the so-called iPod tax when buying MP3 players online from other countries

The decision highlights the problem of enforcing different copyright levies within the EU when buying storage products.

France imposes the highest copyright levy on MP3 players of any country in the EU. These make an iPod €40 more expensive in...


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