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Germany

Legal basis Copyright Act from 9/9/1965, amended on 24/06/1985; further amendments in 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998 and 2003. Latest revision 1/1/2008 with new Rgulations for Private copying remunerations.
Legal status No legal monopoly. Authorities (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt) control over organisations of rightowners.
Liable party Manufacturer or importer. Extended: reseller is also liable. Extended liability is repealed either when objects were bought from an importer or manufacturer with a ZPÜ-General-Agreement or when these purchases were reported properly to ZPÜ.
     
Levies collections    
Body in charge of the collection ZPÜ
Collecting society in charge of the video producers share GWFF, VFF, GÜFA, VGF, VG BILD-KUNST
   
Audio levies    
Audiocassette € 0,0614 per 60 minutes
Minidisc € 0,08 per 80 minutes
Hi-MD € 0,0614 per 60 minutes
Audio-cd r/rw € 0,08 per 80 minutes
Data-cd r/rw € 0,0288 per 80 minutes / 700 MB
     
Video levies    
Videocassette € 0,261 per 180 minutes
DVD+ r/rw € 0,174 per 240 minutes / 4,7 GB
DVD- r/rw € 0,174 per 240 minutes / 4,7 GB
DVD ram € 0,174 per 240 minutes / 4,7 GB
DVD double-layer Negotiations
Blu-Ray Negotiations
HD-DVD

Negotiations

     
Devices levies    
MP3 player € 2,56 per piece
CD writer (internal) € 7,50 per piece
CD recorder (external) € 1,28 per piece  
DVD writer (internal) € 9,21 per piece
DVD recorder (external) € 9,21 per piece  
DVD harddisk recorder € 12,00 per piece
Computer harddisk Negotiations
Blu-Ray writer (internal) Negotiations
Blu-Ray recorder (external) Negotiations
HD-DVD writer (internal) Negotiations
HD-DVD recorder (external) Negotiations
Memory Card Negotiations
USB Stick Negotiations

last update: 5-may-10 15:41

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