Tax on cd and dvd media

In italy there is a tax of 0,87 euro on dvds and 0,23 euro on cds…in whitch other european country is there a similar tax?

In many European countries is a “Copyright Tax” on CD and DVD media.

It’s even on every CD- and DVD-writer. :frowning:

Andy

I’m confused. Doesn’t tax go to the government?
How does that benefit the copyright owners?

It’s a sort of tax but the money doesn’t go to the government
but to some Copyright Organizations that give the money
to the copyright owners.

I’ve heard something about €10 for every DVD-writer
plus the “copyright tax” for every CD and DVD :frowning:

Andy

In italy is sure…in whitch other country there is this copyright tax?

It’s a sort of tax but the money doesn’t go to the government but to some Copyright Organizations that give the money to the copyright owners.

I’ll wager that those same “copyright organizations” are also large campaign contributors to the same politicians who passed the law. :rolleyes:

Originally posted by cippe
In italy is sure…in whitch other country there is this copyright tax?

In Germany you have to pay this “copyright tax” on CD/DVD media
and CD/DVD writers :frowning:

But I don’t know the exact amount… :confused:

Andy

Originally posted by rdgrimes
I’ll wager that those same “copyright organizations” are also large campaign contributors to the same politicians who passed the law. :rolleyes:

But on the other side are the representatives of the companies
that manufacture and/or distribute CD/DVD writers and media.

They claim that these “copyright taxes” have a negative impact
on the economy and it’s a sort of fighting about the amount :confused:

And at the end the “copyright organizations” say that the
“copyright tax” isn’t high enough to compensate the copyright
owners for their losses while the company representatives
complain about the “copyright taxes” being too high :confused:

It’s a never ending story: new “copyright taxes”, new discussions
about the amount whether it’s too high or too low…and so on :confused:

Andy

Here in the Netherlands, we have to pay €0,50 for DVD+R, €1 for DVD-R and I believe €0,11 for CDR (I’m not 100% sure about that)…