Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter 'Moments'To Highlight Best Tweets
Hololens, New Lumia Smartphones, Band, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Shined At Microsoft's Windows 10 Devices Event
Sharp Showcases Ultra HD Blu-ray Recorder, 8K TV at CEATEC 2015
EU Court Says EU-US Data Transfer Pact Is Invalid
New Roku 4 Streaming Player Supports 4K Resolution
Sharp Showcases RoboHon Mobile Robot At Ceatec
Skyworks to Buy PMC-Sierra for $2 Billion in Cash
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Germans...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, June 28, 2001
Germans order HP to pay fees on CD burners

"...A German court has ordered computer giant Hewlett-Packard Corp. to pay fees on all compact disc burners sold in the country over the last three years, upholding a new law meant to take a bite out of music piracy. The fee, adopted last year by Germany's powerful copyright society GEMA, is intended to compensate musicians whose latest hits are being illegally lifted off the Internet using the technology. Under a ruling handed down last week by a state court in Stuttgart, Hewlett-Packard must now report how many CD burners it has sold in the past three years.

The court also ruled the company will have to pay fines for every device sold over that period and for devices sold in the future. The court has yet to rule on how high the fee will be. Hewlett-Packard officials were unavailable for comment Thursday, but the company has said it will appeal.

Last year, Hewlett-Packard tried negotiating a fee structure with German authorities and had offered to pay $1.62 for each unit sold during that period while agreeing to pay $5.40 for each one sold in the future. That offer was withdrawn after talks broke down. The company attacked the recent ruling as antiquated and said regulators are unfairly targeting Hewlett-Packard as a test case. Hewlett-Packard also argues that individual licensing and user fees are better safeguards against pirating than jacked-up prices for CD burners.

Other companies selling CD burners in Germany will also be subject to the fees, but the Hewlett-Packard settlement is expected to set a benchmark. Many of Germany's neighbors, including France, Italy and Greece, have similar laws meant to protect authors and musicians by targeting makers of equipment used to violate copyright laws..."

Image Power Introduces mVideoTV the First Motion JPEG2000 Video Technology        All News        PowerQuest adds support for Panasonic DVD-RAM/R Drive with special version of Drive Image Pro
Image Power Introduces mVideoTV the First Motion JPEG2000 Video Technology     Optical Storage News      PowerQuest adds support for Panasonic DVD-RAM/R Drive with special version of Drive Image Pro

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Hewlett-Packard Board Approves Company Split, Sued For More Than $160 Million
HP Adds Security Features To Printers
HP To Axe to 30,000 Jobs
HP Revenue Falls on Weak PC Sales
HP to Deliver hardware, solutions and services to support Windows 10
HP and Intel Outline Their HPC Plans
Hewlett-Packard Officially Files to Split
HP Launches New Pavilion Detachable PC and ENVY Notebooks
HP Sprout Enables Full 3D Scanning
HP Settles With Autonomy
HP's Futuristic 'Machine' Computer To Reach Software Developers Next Year
HP Reports Mixed Q2 Results

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .