French govt report calls for tax on mobile devices

Tuesday 14 May 2013 | 09:46 CET | News
One of the 75 proposals of the "Act 2 of the cultural exception" report submitted to the French government on 13 May calls for smartphones and tablets to be taxed to help support the country's creative industries, Reuters reports. TV channels mainly pay the levy now, but as TV will be increasingly consumed on mobile devices, the latter should contribute as much as TVs, said the report's author, former Canal Plus chairman Pierre Lescure. Culture minister Aurelie Filipetti said that handset and tablet makers will pay a minimal proportion of the products' sale price to benefit content creators.

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