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EU politicians clash over copyright levies

Jennifer Baker | Oct. 16, 2013
Copyright levies on cloud computing services would be a disaster, says the Pirate Party MEP.

But Digital Europe, a European association representing the digital technology industry, is strongly against the proposals.

"The current approach of financing culture and creativity by not only protecting an antiquated levy system but by expanding it to new digital developments reduces the use of technology to the consumption of cultural products. Far more it fails to acknowledge market realities and the well-documented mutual benefit and close collaboration of the culture sector and the ICT industry," said the organization in a statement.


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