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Industry group pledges to fight Italian 'smartphone tax'

Friday 27 June 2014 | 11:31 CET | News
Elio Catania, president of Italian digital industry group Confindustria Digitale, has vowed to appeal against the so-called 'smartphone tax' announced by Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschini. The 3-year update of the "equo compenso" (fair compensation) decree significantly increases the amounts levied on smartphones, tablets and other hi-tech consumer devices, with the proceeds raised to be distributed to copyright owners as compensation for personal copies of digital files. However, Catania said that the system should be completely revised to represent the interests and trends of the

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