Private Copying and Fair Compensation: An Empirical Study of Copyright Levies in Europe

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Date Written: October 19, 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Kretschmer, Martin, Private Copying and Fair Compensation: An Empirical Study of Copyright Levies in Europe (October 19, 2011). Intellectual Property Office Research Paper No. 2011/9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710611 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2710611

Martin Kretschmer (Contact Author)

University of Glasgow ( email )

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Glasgow, G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

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