I know that many countries, especially in EU, have some sort of “copyright levy” on blank media that goes to some organization that represents artists etc. I therefore thought it might be interesting to see how high this levy is in different countries so please post information about what it is in your country (if you can provide a link to the organization that handles the levy it would be nice too). Here is the info I found so far:
CD-R/RW: 1.84 DKK ~ 0.25â‚¬/disc
DVDÂ±R/RW/RAM: 9.87 DKK ~ 1.33â‚¬/disc(!)
Handled by Copy-Dan.
CD-R/RW: 0.096â‚¬/disc??? (not sure that’s correct so please correct me if not)
Handled by GEMA.
CD-R/RW: 1.25 SEK (incl. VAT) ~ 0.14â‚¬/disc
DVDÂ±R/RW/RAM: 4.06 SEK (incl. VAT) ~ 0.44â‚¬/disc
Handled by Copyswede. (It will likely be raised later this year.)
I also found this page but much of the info is old or missing.