Spain rescinds private copy tax, adopts anti-piracy law

Monday 2 January 2012 | 10:32 CET | News
Spain's newly elected conservative government has annulled the country's conterversial 'Canon Digital', a tax applied to media content storage devices and supports, Efe reports. After negotiating with the sector, the government will pay rights holders fair compensation for consumers' private copy rights out of the federal budget. The private copy tax was established in 1987 but was severely criticised by the Spanish and European judiciary. Parliament has also approved the Sinde Law, which establishes an intellectual property commission to protect creators from the lost revenue of illegal

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