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Law No. 2011-1898 of December 20, 2011, on Private Copying Remuneration

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Year of current version:2011
Date of entry into force of original text:December 21, 2011
Date of Text (Enacted):December 20, 2011
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:
This Law implements an obligation to inform the purchasers of devices subject to copyright levies by introducing a new Article L.311-4-1 after L.311-4 of the Intellectual Property Code ('IPC'), which reads, inter alia:
The amount of the copyright levy, referred to in Article 311-3, subject to each type of device, is brought to attention of the purchaser when the recording device referred to in Article L.311-4 is put on sale. An explanatory manual explaining the copyright levy and its purpose, which are also brought to the purchaser's attention, can be integrated to the device itself in a dematerialized manner, and must mention the possibility to enter into an exoneration agreement or to obtain a refund of the copyright levy in accordance with the conditions referred to in Article L.311-8.
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Loi nº 2011-1898 du 20 décembre 2011 relative à la rémunération pour copie privée Loi nº 2011-1898 du 20 décembre 2011 relative à la rémunération pour copie privée, Complete document (pdf) [53 KB]

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