The IT Imaging and Printing

Industry in Europe

Everytime a product crosses an EU internal market border, a different levy applies. Copyright levy payments, large pending liabilities and high accruals put a tremendous burden on the European IT imaging and printing industry.

Achieving a modern EU framework to compensate right holders, which effectively balances the legitimate needs and rights of authors, consumers and the IT imaging and printing industry is EURIMAG's core objective.



Latest publications

Press Release: Less than 1% of Spaniards have copied series or films on DVD in the last year for private use
• Only 1.6% of consumers have made a private copy of a CD or other musical medium, according to the Mazars study commissioned...
Press Release: EU Court declares Belgian reprography levies illegal
BRUSSELS (November 12th, 2015) - Eurimag, the association representing the European imaging and printing industry, welcomes...
Press Release: EU Highest Court confirms copyright levies on devices sold to businesses are illegal
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) acknowledges that the application of the 'private copying levy' to reproduction media...
Innovation is harmed
Copyright levies affect innovative products in an increasingly disproportionate way. New features are added, technology is...
Inconsistant Criteria
Every Member State applies different criteria to calculate levies for the same device when it crosses an internal market...
Distorted Internal Market
Everytime a product crosses an EU internal market border, a different levy applies. Levies claimed in various EU Member States...

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Did you know ?

... that Spanish consumers buying a multifunctional printer are paying a levy equivalent to the copyright royalties of more than 23 sold copies of a book, whereas studies show that the average consumer only copies 6 to 8 book pages over the life of the product?