Electronics Firms Urge E.U. To Slash Copyright Tax

Law360, New York (February 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Several of Europe’s top technology and electronics companies want regulators to explain why they are dragging their feet on making a decision about a controversial copyright tax, arguing that the levy is too high.

The copyright tax is currently applied by about 20 European Union member states on sales of recording devices, such as MP3 players, to reimburse copyright holders – including artists, performers, recording companies, publishers and movie studios – for unauthorized copying.

But some in the electronics industry have argued that they are unfairly...
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