€ 1 tax for Internet users, “legalized” piracy?

€ 1 tax for Internet users, “legalized” piracy?

Image 1: € 1 tax for Internet users, For Sacem and Adami (an association for the defense of artists), taxing ISPs by increasing the monthly subscription by 1 euro would make it possible to partially compensate the rights holders affected by piracy. The SNEP (Syndicate of phonographic editing) sees this as a legalization of piracy.

“In principle, we do not agree: for us, this amounts to sending a signal which says:” It is forbidden to hack, but you pay for the hacking. It would never occur to anyone to introduce, for example, a drug tax! “Said SNEP director David El Sayegh to Le Monde.

SNEP would rather go towards an attractive legal offer. For her, it’s a very good way to retain subscribers. Recall that, as part of the Zelnik Mission, the Public Creation and Internet platform had proposed last September a tax of 5 euros per month on the Internet subscription to improve the image of legal downloads.

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