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Italian culture minister increases 'smartphone tax' rates

Monday 23 June 2014 | 16:34 CET | News
Dario Franceschini, Italy's culture minister, has confirmed that the government is to significantly increase the taxes levied on smartphones, tablets and other hi-tech consumer devices. The proceeds raised will serve as compensation for personal copies of digital files and the royalties will be distributed to the copyright owners by SIAE, the Italian union of authors and publishers. The 3-year update of the "equo compenso" (fair compensation) decree will see EUR 4 levied on smartphones and tablets with a memory of up to 16 GB (up from the EUR 0.90 and EUR 1.90 levied previously), EUR 6 for

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