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On 08, Jan 2014 | In | By admin


Copyright levies: Many ITC products are subject to levies

Computers, mobile phones or MP3 players render and copy text, images and music within a matter of seconds. Users therefore save personal copies on CDs, USB sticks, memory cards and other data media.

Copyright levies have to be paid for this: Representing the property right owner, the legislator in many countries imposes levies on devices and storage media that enable the copying, saving and distribution of works. Producers and distributors must bear the responsibility of the payment of copyright levies. However, regulations vary greatly per country and device.

1cc constantly checks the status of legal regulations and monitors international developments. The results of the negotiations conducted between the industry and authorities in all EU-Member States and other countries worldwide as well as new legislation are recorded realtime, which results in recommendations by 1cc for companies who produce or sell devices and storage media that are subject to levies.