January 5th, 2005


ОНА близко :(((

A German court has ordered PC maker Fujitsu Siemens to pay a royalty of €12 for every PC it sells in Germany. A Munich district court believes that as with blank media such as audio and video cassettes, the levy should compensate rights holders for lost royalties.

The suit was first brought in 2001 by VG Wort rights society, a copyright management organisation. It argued that Fujitsu Siemens hardware can be used for copying - and therefore infringes the rights of its members. Fujitsu Siemens is the first company targeted by the society. More PC vendors may follow later this year.

Отсюда: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/03/fujitsu_siemens_loses_pc_copyright_levy_ruling/

Ну прям классическое "ну ведь аппарат есть..."

Забросил в legal at lrn.ru, посмотрим на обсуждение...