Judgment to high thuiskopieheffing on appeal

Judgment to high thuiskopieheffing on appeal

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The judgment of the district court that the Dutch State in 2013 and 2014 to a high of thuiskopieheffing has been used, is in appeal.

That, ruled the court in the Hague Tuesday.

The appeal relates to an earlier ruling in January 2015, in a case against the State was filed by computer manufacturers HP and Dell.

This was the thuiskopieheffing central, a levy by manufacturers of electronics had to be paid to the Dutch government to, as a kind of compensation for claimants who damage members from illegal or legal copies.


According to HP, and Dell was the height of the thuiskopieheffing randomly and also incorrectly determined, because it also contains compensation for illegal copies was included, while since the beginning of 2014 a downloadverbod. The European Court ruled then that the thuiskopieheffing no suitable means was to the damage of illegal downloading to pay for it.

They had the right to be equal and the State was dedicated to the amount of excessively collected taxes to pay back to the manufacturers that the case he. It was also the height of the levy in 2015 with thirty percent.

The electronics companies were, however, appeal because they are also the levy of 2015 to high considered. In that appeal, the court of appeal last Monday that the earlier judgment must be destroyed.

The manufacturers that the case filed by the judge assigned to the amount that the State has made because of excessively collected taxes, to pay back.

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