Court: copying levy was too high




In 2013 and 2014 the private copying levy was too high, the court held in The Hague. In determining the amount of the charge is included alleged damage from downloading, but that should not have been said in court.

That the damage was excluded from downloading from illegal sources, was contrary to the statutory prohibition on arbitrary, the court wrote in the judgment that is by Computerworld published . However, it is unclear what the height of the private copying levy would have to have been, and whether the companies that the lawsuit aanspanden can reclaim overpaid money: about should provide a sequel case inconclusive.

The case was about the private copying levy from 2013 and 2014. This year, the private copying levy has been reduced due to the download ban was last April. Consequently the damage from illegal downloading no longer be counted in determining the amount of the private copying levy. That means that the charge on some devices is halved so had to be paid to a PC 6.05 euros copying levy, which now is 3.50 euros.

The case was brought by include Acer, HP, Dell, Imation and Nokia. They knew they all see from the table the private copying levy, but the courts do not agree.


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