01 June 2008

EU - European Commission proposes forum on future of copying levies

(Intellectual Property Watch)
Charlie McCreevy, the EU commissioner for the internal market, has suggested that a forum of those directly affected by private copying levies should be set up with a view to finding "common ground" on the surrounding issues between the collecting societies, which administer levies, and electronics firms, which are required to pay them. Artists and consumers groups should take part in this forum, too, he told a Brussels conference. See Opening speech, Conference on 'private copying levies' – Public Hearing, Centre Borschette, Brussels - 27 May 2008.