Spain rescinds private copy tax, adopts anti-piracy law

Spain’s newly elected conservative government has annulled the country’s conterversial ‘Canon Digital’, a tax applied to media content storage devices and supports.  After negotiating with the sector, the government will pay rights holders fair compensation for consumers’ private copy rights out of the federal budget. The private copy tax was established in 1987 but was severely criticised by the Spanish and European judiciary.

Fulvio Sarzana
Studio Legale Roma Sarzana & Associati
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