Copyright Levy on new purchases?

CrackedButter

macrumors 68040
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Jan 15, 2003
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I was pricing up an Apple laptop today and noticed in the side bar on the right side that included in the price was a 'copyright levy'. Since when did this happen?

This is from the UK store. I thought I'd hear more of a fuss about this?

I would provide an image but I've done it at the wrong time as the Apple stores are down. But has anybody else seen this?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I was pricing up an Apple laptop today and noticed in the side bar on the right side that included in the price was a 'copyright levy'. Since when did this happen?

This is from the UK store. I thought I'd hear more of a fuss about this?

I would provide an image but I've done it at the wrong time as the Apple stores are down. But has anybody else seen this?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/15/eu_copyright_levy_consultation/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_copying_levy
 

Consultant

macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
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Ouch, I might have to start exporting Macs to the UK to combat the greed and stupidity of the failing record labels.
 

CrackedButter

macrumors 68040
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Jan 15, 2003
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