Private copying levies in the Member States have occupied the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) quite a few times, previously for example in decision C‑521/11 from 2013. With the current decision in Nokia vs. Copydan Båndkopi (C‑463/12), the CJEU answers some of the most discussed questions surrounding copyright levies in the EU, especially in regard … Continue Reading
There have been new developments in France in the copyright levies saga. The French Conseil Constitutionnel (“Constitutional Court”) and the Private Copy Commission issued new decisions which – whilst providing useful clarification – are unlikely to bring to a close heated debates on this issue.
The issue of copyright levies in France is one that has given rise to considerable … Continue Reading