IPPT20110616, CJEU, Thuiskopie v Opus

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IPPT20110616, CJEU, Thuiskopie v Opus

COPYRIGHT & RELATED RIGHTS

 

Fair compensation for reproduction on a private basis
• Final user is responsible for paying fair compensation for reproduction on a private basis
• Private copying levy open to Member States since able to pass on that levy in price paid by final user
• Wit system of private copying levies it is for the Member State to ensure authors actually receive fair compensation 
• Place of establishment of seller has no bearing on obligation to achieve result
• Interpretation of national law to allow recovery from person acting on a commercial basis, if recovery from purchaser is impossible

 

IPPT20110616, CJEU, Thuiskopie v Opus