A private copy soon on basic phones, computers and ... refurbished?
The Private Copying Commission has no shortage of ideas for broadening the base of the private copying levy, which already applies to a large number of media (smartphones, tablets, external disks, etc.).decrease in this windfall this year, the fault coming back to the health crisis which sells less products subject to the puncture - the total collection was 260 million euros last year.
On November 16, during the last meeting of the commission reported by NextInpact, the commission (which has six representatives of consumers, six of industrialists and 12 of rights holders) studied the idea of levying its tithe on second-hand media, like refurbished smartphones.
This idea comes into direct conflict with the government's stated desire to push the circular economy through the anti-waste law.As the Syndicat Interprofessionnel du Reconditionnement (SIRRMIET) deplores, “if we subject reconditioned products, the consumer will pay twice this royalty.Once on the new product.Once on the used product ”.
It is all the more nerd that the government seeks to negotiate a reduction in VAT on refurbished devices (read: Refurbished smartphones could soon cost even less) ...Copie France, civil society which collects private copying remuneration and which then distributes it among the member companies, has officially "taken a position" on the subjugation of second-hand devices.For the moment, discussions are still ongoing.
The commission, decidedly very imaginative, has also tuned its violins for the subjugation of a new category of products: the “feature phones”.Basic telephones, which are hardly used any more than to make phone calls.scale has been voted and if it comes into force quickly (in other words if it is published in the Official Journal), it will charge devices from 0.50 to 4 € depending on their storage.They are often devices purchased by elderly people who will therefore also have to participate in the good health of the beneficiaries.
Posted Date: 2020-12-12