Belgian providers are not required to pay copyright to SABAM




ISPs in Belgium having no part of their income to pay out broadband to society SABAM. That the court of Brussels 13 March judged. SABAM will appeal against the verdict.

SABAM has its legal battle against lost against the Belgian State and telecom providers Belgacom, Telenet and Voo March 13, writes SABAM itself. SABAM found that providers 3.4 percent of the income of a broadband subscription must pay to compensate authors. The ISPs and the Belgian Federal Public Service Economy were disagreed and the Brussels court gave them equal. The providers are only one hatch, was the verdict.

The society hoped the measure to bring in 30 million annually to compensate artists. According to SABAM providers earn money by offering the Internet subscriptions that are used to download copyrighted materials. In the words of the organization is that the providers’ acts of communication to inform the public that fall under the exclusive right of the author. ” According to SABAM is the judgment of the court of Brussels against previous rulings of the European Court of Justice.

The Court of First Instance of Brussels would not take into account the economic benefit that providers have built around the distribution of works on the Internet. “A model that is very profitable for them and for which the creators get a penny of the profits they derive from their activity,” said Sabam


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