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Industry walks away from copyright levy talks

Emma Barraclough, London

Technology companies have urged the European Commission to propose a pan-EU system of copyright levies after declaring that informal talks with collecting societies had broken down last week

Some EU member states add copyright levies to the cost of consumer products such as music players, computers, DVD recorders and mobile phones to compensate copyright owners whose rights may be infringed by people using the devices to make unauthorised...

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