31 July, 2017 Marqués&Ferrer

New canon digital

The Government has approved the Royal Decree Law that regulates the new digital canon that seeks to compensate the authors for possible private copies of users.

The model that is now approved, which is expected to be validated with the next plenary session of the Congress of Deputies, is “based on the payment of an amount to be met by manufacturers and distributors of equipment and reproduction media, accompanied by an effective mechanism of exceptions and reimbursements”, said Méndez de Vigo.

Specifically, with this new model, the payment of the private copy will fall on the manufacturers and distributors of equipment, apparatus and reproduction media, except for the payment to natural and legal persons that justify the professional destination of the equipment and the entities that make up the public.

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