Private Copying and Fair Compensation: An Empirical Study of Copyright Levies in Europe
80 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2016
Date Written: October 19, 2011
This report offers the first independent empirical assessment of the European levy system as a whole.
The research consolidates the evidence on levy setting, collection and distribution; reviews the scope of consumer permissions associated with levy payments; and reports the results of three product level studies (printer/scanners, portable music/video/game devices, and tablet computers), analysing the relationship between VAT, levy tariffs and retail prices in 20 levy and non-levy countries.
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