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Submission + - Spanish copyright tax on CDs, DVDs likely unlawful (businessweek.com)

deblau writes: "Spain'(TM)s system of charging makers of blank CDs and DVDs a levy on the products may breach European Union copyright rules if done in an "indiscriminate" manner to all products, regardless of how they will be used, an adviser to the EU'(TM)s highest court said. "A levy in favor of authors, artists and producers may not be applied indiscriminately," to buyers who have clearly acquired the data media for purposes other than copying others'(TM) work, Advocate General Verica Trstenjak of the European Court of Justice said. The Luxembourg-based EU court typically follows the advocate general's advice."
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Spanish copyright tax on CDs, DVDs likely unlawful

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