[pp.int.general] [Cafe] levies

Amelia Andersdotter teirdes at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 19:58:47 CET 2008

On 25/03/2008, Carlos Ayala <aiarakoa at yahoo.es> wrote:
> I see. Thus, would be our strategy to continue ceding -for reasons still
> undisclosed- before just starting to bring up our claims? Pretty hard to
> agree with it.

I don't see it as strategy. I'm merely proposing a tactics.

We have our goals, which will presumably include no levies, but we
will still need tactics to win each battle on the way there. Spain
seems to have had a much bigger problem with levies up to now than
Sweden has had.

Luckily, the EU bureaucracy doesn't necessarily just enable levy
legislation, it can also limit it. This means we could, if elected,
push for a reform that would severely limit what levies member states
can actually charge. Especially if you claim the only damage done is
the moral damage of losing control over distribution.

Don't define copyright as solely economical: that's Sony/BMG tactics.
Copyright *is* a moral right, that idealistically gives control to the
artist over the artist's own work.


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