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Apple owes $ 6.5 million for digital canon in France

Apple owes $ 6.5 million for digital canon in France

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SACEM, the French company that administers the payment of royalties to authors, composers and publishers, said should be about 5 billion euros (U.S. $ 6.5 million) for digital canon due to iPad sales in during the year 2011.

Remember that the digital canon or private copying levy is a rate ( which was implemented for years in Spain ) consisting of a charge imposed on any device for recording information, it potentially could be used to pirate content protected , And in this case we are all guilty until proven innocent – And whose proceeds go to societies copyright.

According to the company, Apple pierced the collection of this extra charge iPad buyers. However, they gave them the payment for that rate, and as a result, the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris ruled that the Cupertino company had to pay the $ 6.5 million, the second time in the last two weeks where Apple has been questioned about paying taxes .

Link: Apple owes France $ 6.5 million in unpaid taxes (C | Net)

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