The levy on personal copying, which impacts the value of any excessive-tech gadget with storage reminiscence, has finally been diminished for fundamental cellphones.
The Private Copying Commission has put an finish to an incredible injustice. The quantity of private copying levy was lowered for basic mobile phones. Sometimes referred to as “Feature phones”, they’re additionally the most cost effective in the marketplace.
These telephones, which aren’t smartphones, however which nonetheless let you take heed to the radio or retailer musical titles, have been topic to this royalty within the quantity of € 4 every because the 1er October 2018! This is identical quantity as smartphones which can be way more beneficiant in cupboard space.
Up to eight instances less royalty!
The Private Copying Commission voted for the reducing of the levy affecting these telephones with a capability of less than 2 GB of storage and outfitted with a multimedia participant (MP3, MP4 or related).
|Up to 135 MB||€ 4.00||€ 0.50|
|> 135 MB and ≤ 537 MB||€ 4.00||€ 1.50|
|> 537 MB and ≤ 2 GB||€ 4.00||€ 2.50|
|> 2 GB and ≤ 8 GB||€ 4.00||€ 4.00|
|> 8 GB and ≤ 16 GB||€ 8.00||€ 8.00|
|> 16 GB and ≤ 32 GB||€ 10.00||€ 10.00|
|> 32 GB and ≤ 64 GB||€ 12.00||€ 12.00|
|Beyond 64 GB||€ 14.00||€ 14.00|
Please word that this solely considerations multimedia cellphones positioned in the marketplace from 1er January 2021, and due to this fact not these already on the cabinets.
An invisible tax handed on to consumers
The personal copying levy is a system for taxing all media making it potential to retailer information topic to copyright and neighboring rights (music, movies, and so on.). These are telephones and smartphones, computers, tablets, HDDs, USB flash drives… But additionally televisions or bins integrating a tough disk or an built-in reminiscence.
This invisible tax for people weighs on producers and importers, however these professionals don’t hesitate to move it on to the ultimate worth paid by consumers. Some examples: € 14 for a smartphone or pill with a reminiscence of greater than 64 GB, € 4.60 for reminiscence playing cards over 256 GB that are used to increase the reminiscence of smartphones or cameras, € 31.68 for an MP4 participant with greater than 96 GB. The exhaustive checklist of affected merchandise and the levy utilized to them will be considered on the Copie France web site (1).
The Private Copying Commission, whose UFC-Que Choisir has been calling for a profound reform for years, is okay with reducing the license payment on gadgets that hardly promote any extra. A complete exemption on these small cellphones would have been in some ways extra consistent with customized.