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In the Netherlands you need to pay 60 cents copying levy for a USB stick..

Why, seriously.

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  • 2
    From another USB stick, silly. @g-m-f
  • 1
    Because they are promoting cloud?
  • 6
    @sunfishcc Nope, as compensation for artists and actors, to allow copying for private use.
  • 1
    @MrWouterNL consider Netherlands is one of the top bitcoin mining country, I thought they advocate on decentralized sharing. 🤔
  • 4
    @sunfishcc You would think so, yes, they recently (last year) removed copying levy on dvd's and cd's, but added them on usb-sticks, and wearables with storage.

    I added an image that shows the prices
  • 3
    @MrWouterNL fuck. It's in Euro. That's asking a lot
  • 3
    In Germany we have these levies, too, including USB sticks for years. And they are much cheaper in the Netherlands!
  • 0
    This levy exists because you are allowed to copy and transcode copyrighted material for private use, if we didn't have it, you'd have to buy a copy of a track for each device and each format you have.
  • 0
    No laserdisc in the list, exploit it and just use laserdiscs lol
  • 2
    Had the same thing in Finland until end of 2014.. Then it was 1-30 euros per device depending on size... This meant the party behind it got 6 million euros yearly from it.. However from 2015 Finnish government has paid them direct and for some reason the amount was decided to be 11 million euros which is almost double... That part I don't get!
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    @SZenC Would be much easier to include this into the price of the copyrighted material directly.
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