EU to Roll Back Hardware Levies
The European Commission is starting to move forward with a directive to EU countries to roll back levies on hardware devices. The levies were introduced in the 1960s to compensate artists for the fact that consumers used photo copiers and cassette recorders to make private copies of books, and records. They have been extended to all manner of devices that handle content in electronic form.
- EU to Roll Back Hardware Levies (June 29, 2006)
- CRIA Wants No Further Part in Canadian Blank Media Copy Levy (April 10, 2006)
- Canada’s Private Copying Levy Distortion (February 26, 2006)
- Canadian Recordable Media Levy to Stay (December 22, 2006)