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Collecting societies back copyright levies

James Nurton, London

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

In a statement, the association of European Performers’ Organisations (AEPO-ARTIS) said the importance of private copying compensation for performing artists cannot be over-emphasised, describing it as “a valuable source of income for performers”.

It explained: “It currently accounts for approximately...

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