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Commission prepares to rethink copyright levy rules

Emma Barraclough, London


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 spokeswoman for Michel Barnier, commissioner for the internal market, said the Commission was "encouraged" by Thursday's ruling in Padawan v SGAE because it would resolve some key issues as to what technology can be subject to levies. But she...


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