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The ECJ Rules on Private Copying Levy: Padawan SL v. Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) (C-467/08)


Enrico Bonadio


City University London - The City Law School

Carlo Maria Cantore


EUI - Law Department

April 4, 2011

European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 260-263, 2011

Abstract:     
On October 21, 2010 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave its decision in an interesting case regarding the so-called "private copying levy" (Padawan SL v. Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) (C-467/08)).

The ECJ held that such a levy is in conformity with Directive 2011/79 (on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright in the information society) when charged on copying devices sold to individuals, as it can be reasonably be assumed that the equipment will be used for copying.

Yet the levy should not be charged when the said devices are sold to companies and professionals.

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Date posted: April 5, 2011  

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Bonadio, Enrico and Cantore, Carlo Maria, The ECJ Rules on Private Copying Levy: Padawan SL v. Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) (C-467/08) (April 4, 2011). European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 260-263, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1802627

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Enrico Bonadio (Contact Author)
City University London - The City Law School ( email )
London, EC1V OHB
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.city.ac.uk/law/
Carlo Maria Cantore
EUI - Law Department ( email )
Via Boccaccio 121 (Villa Schifanoia)
I-50122 Firenze
ITALY
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