Copyright levy: the new criteria of the Italian Ministry Decree of June 20, 2014

By Bird&Bird

    On 8 July this year, the Decree of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism – the Decree - (dated June 20, 2014) entered into force. The Decree updates for the next three years the copyright levy applicable to the records of phonograms and videos used by private subjects, as foreseen by the Italian Copyright Law,. Further to the Decree's introduction, SIAE, the Italian collecting society, has recently published the charts from which businesses subject to the levy obligations could calculate and pay the relevant amount to SIAE.

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