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European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

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RD283 - ETNO Reflection Document in reply to European Commission stakeholder Consultation on Levies

ETNO welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission’s Stakeholder Consultation on Fair Compensation for Acts of Private Copying. ETNO recognises the importance of rights holders to be properly compensated, but believes that the system of copyright levies is outdated and not suited to the European Information Society. Instead, remuneration should be, as far as possible, directly directed towards the usage and the relevant users rather than on all users through levies.

ETNO welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission’s Stakeholder Consultation on Fair Compensation for Acts of Private Copying. ETNO is the leading trade association of major e-communications operators, representing 42 companies from 34 European countries.

Our members are important facilitators and distributors of digital content, through a variety of channels and commercial offers. ETNO recognises the importance of rights holders to be properly compensated, but believes that the system of copyright levies is outdated and not suited to the European Information Society. Copyright levies were introduced in Europe on analogue media, and in some countries also on reproduction equipment, during the 1980's to compensate rightholders for certain excessive copying that was done for private use. Remuneration should be, as far as possible, directly directed towards the usage and the relevant users rather than on all users through levies.

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RD283 - ETNO Reflection Document in reply to European Commission stakeholder Consultation on Levies

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  • BH Telecom
  • BT
  • CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Eir
  • Elisa Communications Corporation
  • GO Plc (Malta)
  • Hrvatski Telekom
  • Koninklijke KPN
  • Magyar Telekom
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  • Orange
  • Orange Polska
  • OTE
  • POST Group
  • Proximus
  • Síminn (Iceland Telecom Ltd.)
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Swisscom
  • TDC
  • TDF
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • TELEKOM ROMANIA COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
  • Telekom Slovenije
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Turk Telekom
  • Vivacom
  • AT&T
  • Cisco
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  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Prysmian Group
  • Qualcomm Europe Inc.
  • Verizon

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