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Copyright levies

  • Collecting societies back copyright levies

    October 27, 2010

    Collecting societies in Europe have defended the system of private copying compensation, following last week’s ruling in the Padawan case

  • Tech companies outline demands for levy overhaul

    October 26, 2010

    After Europe’s highest court ruled on copyright levies last week, the Commission indicated it would look again at the rules. Technology companies have their own ideas

  • Commission prepares to rethink copyright levy rules

    October 25, 2010

    The European Commission is considering whether it needs to clarify the rules on copyright levies after the Court of Justice ruled last week that they should not be applied indiscriminately to devices used legitimately by businesses

  • A guide to copyright levies

    October 20, 2010

    Manufacturers and retailers of recording devices have frequently complained about Europe’s patchwork of rules governing copying levies. At present there is no EU-wide system that governs whether a levy is charged and, if so, how high it is, and attempts by the European Commission to reform the rules have so far failed

  • Court of Justice to rule on copyright levies tomorrow

    October 20, 2010

  • Advocate General: copyright levies cannot be “indiscriminate”

    May 12, 2010

    A legal adviser to Europe’s highest court says governments should only be able to impose a levy on sales of digital equipment when there is a presumption that they are to be used for private copying

  • Industry walks away from copyright levy talks

    January 11, 2010

    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

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