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Jan 2012

Spain: Government abolished the present copyright levies system

On 05, Jan 2012 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

On Friday 30 December 2011 the Spanish Government decided to abolish the present copyright levies system, establishing and replacing it by a different one, similar to the Norwegian system, where levies are calculated into the state budget.
From 1 January 2012 manufacturers, importers, resellers and distributors of electronic equipment and devices are not longer debtors to pay the levies to the Spanish Collecting Societies.

For original sources see:

Press Release from the Ministry of Culture: http://www.educacion.gob.es/horizontales/prensa/notas/2011/12/consejo-propiedad-intelectual.html

Press Release from CEDRO (Spanish Collecting Society for Reprography):