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Private Copying Levies on MP3 Players (2010)


Data taken from "de Thuiskopie" 2010 report[1]:

This list focuses only on the MP3 player levies (I intend to use this data to show how AGECOP is trying to convince people of things that are *not* true, using the same source as them):

Austria - 2,25 (<512MB) - 9,00 (30GB)
Belgium - 1,00 (<2GB) - 3,00 (>16GB)                              
Bulgaria - 2% of manufacturing or import price
Canada - nothing
Croatia - 1.93 per unit                      
Cyprus - no private copy
Czech Republic (OSA) - 1,5% of import or sale price                                    
Czech Republic (Intergram) - 3% of sale price            
Denmark - nothing
Estonia - nothing    
Finland - 4.00 (<512MB) - 21.00 (> 250GB)    
France - 1.00 (<128MB) - 20.00 (40GB)
Germany - nothing taxed (negotiations going on)    
Greece - 6% of the value
Hungary - 0.36 (<32 MB) - 32.95 (> 80GB)                  
Iceland - 4% of the import price  
Italy - 0.64 (<= 128MB) - 9,66 (> 15GB)                              
Ireland - no private copy
Japan - nothing
Latvia - 1.42 per unit
Lithuania - nothing
Luxemburg - no private copying levy
Malta - no private copying levy
Netherlands - nothing
Norway - no levies
Poland - 3% of the sale price      
Portugal - nothing (so far)
Romania - 0.5% (per unit)
Slovakia - 3% of total income of sale              
Slovenia - 4.17 (< 2 GB) - 8,35 (> 2GB)
Spain - 3.15 (per unit)
Sweden - 0.34/GB (<= 49GB) - 29.40 (> 250GB)
Switzerland - 0.53/GB
Turkey - levy set by government (always <3% of import/manufacturer price)                                                                
United Kingdom - no private copy

If from this countries we isolate those who have a tax per Gb on mp3 players:
Austria - 2,25 (<512MB) - 9,00 (30GB)
Belgium - 1,00 (<2GB) - 3,00 (>16GB)                              
Finland - 4.00 (<512MB) - 21.00 (> 250GB)    
France - 1.00 (<128MB) - 20.00 (40GB)
Hungary - 0.36 (<32 MB) - 32.95 (> 80GB)                  
Italy - 0.64 (<= 128MB) - 9,66 (> 15GB)                              
Slovenia - 4.17 (< 2 GB) - 8,35 (> 2GB)
Sweden - 0.34/GB (<= 49GB) - 29.40 (> 250GB)
Switzerland - 0.53/GB

So, there are only 8 countries that tax mp3 per GB, 7 of them European Union countries, all of those with a maximum price per unit.

[1] http://www.thuiskopie.nl/assets/cms/File/Digital_Survey%202010_Web%20version.pdf

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