Where to request repayment of private copying levies when comparable levies have already been paid in another member state?
Most European countries that have a private copying exception to copyright protection also have an accompanying private copying levy scheme.
A private copying levy is one charged on purchases of recordable media, at different rates and on different media and devices, depending on the country.
In a recent decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) answered the following question put to it by the Austrian Supreme Court…
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