Vodafone pay part copying levy no longer Foundation Thuiskopie




Vodafone pay part copying levy no longer Foundation Thuiskopie

Vodafone wants clarification of the private copying levy and the amount thereof. Until that time comes, the telecom provider pays only a portion of the charge to the Thuiskopie Foundation. The other part is stored and may be returned to customers.

Vodafone logo Of the private copying levy to consumers is calculated, Vodafone will from now on only a part of the Thuiskopie Foundation. How exactly will pay Vodafone, the company wants to say. The reason is that a judge in a case that was filed by Acer decided that now that the private copying levy, only half had to calculate.

Until it is clear whether this also applies to Vodafone, the company pays only a part. The money is not paid to the Thuiskopie Foundation is paid into a special account. Should Vodafone indeed less copying levy have to pay, then the money goes back to the consumer. Is not that so, then get the Thuiskopie Foundation the remaining money. That writes Vodafone CEO Rob Shuter in a blog post. Since last year should also include phones copying levies are paid up to five euros.

The same happens with the private copying levy brings Vodafone business customers account. Last year ruled that a judge Thuiskopie Foundation may calculate blank discs which are supplied to professional users. no charge “Can we protect our business customers and will the charge for consumers down? Until there is clarity, we have chosen our own path,” writes Shuter.

Vodafone wants clarity quickly comes to the private copying levy, and that the amount thereof is correct. This may take some time, earlier this month ruled the Advocate General of the European Court that the private copying levy can not be used as a legitimation for legal downloading of “evident illegal source. If the Court takes that conclusion has implications for the amount of the charge, but it may take another year before a verdict comes.

“We are of course fully support compensating rights holders. Only the implementation apron rather” writes Shuter. The company promises the money that is being withheld treatable. “We do not build antennas., We reserve it for the moment that finally clarification by the courts.”

Update, 16:15: Vodafone says to do about how much it pays to Foundation Thuiskopie any statements. The piece has been adjusted.


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