30-12-2012, 14:57 #1
Parlamento holandês libera download ilegal de filmes, músicas e software
Os detentores dos direitos autorais serão ressarcidos através de um fundo
criado com o "imposto sobre cópias domésticas", que incidirá na compra
de computadores, smartphones, tablets, hard disks a partir de 1o de janeiro
de 2013 e terá valores entre 5€ (computador/tablet) e 1€ (HD).
The Hague - Dutch MPs have voted not to ban illegal internet downloads of copyrighted films, music and software, preferring to levy a tax on smartphones and computers.
"The motion calling on the government to renounce banning illegal downloads was passed," on Thursday evening, lower house spokesperson Leon van Schie told AFP on Friday.
Instead, copyright holder losses will be compensated for with a "home copy" tax on new electronic products including smartphones, computers, hard drives and tablets.
The tax to be introduced on 1 January will range from €5 for a computer to €1 for a hard drive.
"We're pleased with the vote on broadening the 'copy tax',” Tim Kuik of the Brein foundation that defends copyright owners in the Netherlands told AFP.
He declined to comment on the refusal to ban illegal downloading.
In theory the government could still decide to push ahead with plans to ban illegal downloading but "that would go against what the majority in parliament, which would create a problem for the government", Van Schie said.
"The lower house has chosen vital copyright modernisation within the limits of everyone's freedom on the Internet," the motion's author, MP Kees Verhoeven, was quoted as saying by public broadcaster NOS.
"Banning downloading doesn't really resolve the problem of illegal downloading and raises problems concerning the privacy of individual users," he said.
National authorities around the world and Hollywood studios have struggled with how to deal with illegal downloads, often made using the BitTorrent protocol over websites such as The Pirate Bay.
France's controversial Hadopi law introduced in 2009 provides for fines and eventually a cutting off of the internet connection for illegal downloaders, sparking the ire of rights groups.
30-12-2012, 16:21 #2
Notícia muito interessante, mais pela solução adotada pelo parlamento.
30-12-2012, 16:38 #3
Os desenvolvedores de software não devem ter gostado muito. Mas como os novos sistemas tendem a ser Web-based e usar "cloud", com o tempo ninguém nem saberá que um dia existiram aplicações monoliticas que executavam localmente.
Note-se que o "liberou geral" é em relação ao usuário, não ao traficante.
Última edição por 5ms; 30-12-2012 às 16:40.
30-12-2012, 21:36 #4
31-12-2012, 01:31 #5
- Data de Ingresso
- Oct 2012
É uma boa solução...
No Brasil esse fundo ia ficar "sem fundos"... kkk
31-12-2012, 06:39 #6
A idéia de taxar storage também não é original.
Portugal considers 'Terabyte Tax'
Money grabbing legislation in an ailing economy
12 Apr 2012 14:33 | by Paul Taylor in Lisbon
In what legislators are calling an attempt to “bring old legislation into the 21st century”, the Portuguese parliament is considering taxation on storage devices, in an attempt to protect copyright holders.
According to one local media outlet, Exame Informatica, the 'minor' legislative update proposed by the Portuguese Socialist Party (currently in the opposition) in Portugal, would have consumers forking out for a new tax on storage devices, all in the name of copyright protection - yet all but killing off HDD sales in the country.
The proposal would have consumers paying an extra €0.2 per gigabyte in tax. Devices with storage capacities in excess of 1TB would pay an aggravated tax of 2.5 cents per GB. External drives or “multimedia drives” as the proposed bill calls them, in capacities greater than 1TB, can be taxed to the tune of 5 cents per gigabyte, so in theory, a 2TB drive would cost an additional €100 per unit. This would be enough to singlehandedly stall PC and component sales. Let’s not even consider the ongoing effects of the flooding in Thailand. We won’t even attempt a parody at formatted capacity vs. raw capacity.
Ironically, under the original format of the bill, hard-drives under the capacity of 150GB are exempt of this tax. Of course, the odds of finding anything on sale below 160GB is unlikely these days, unless it’s an SSD, a sort of grey area for this bill.
USB pens and memory cards will be taxed at 6 cents to the gigabyte, while internal storage on mobile phones and other similar storage devices will be charged 50 cents to the gigabyte. Yes, your 64GB iPhone would become €32 more expensive.
Copy devices would also be affected by this legislation: photocopiers and multi function printers would also be taxed according to the number of pages copied per minute, with a 70 ppm MFP being charged up to €227 more per device.
In Portugal, storage devices like DVDs and CDs pay a 3 percent fixed surtax, besides VAT, as a sort of penalty for being copyright violation enablers.
A Socialist Party parliamentarian was quoted as having said that home users would not feel the pinch as the tax was aimed at professionals who use larger capacity drives.
This is not an isolated case of legislative numbnuttery. It now seems to run rampant in the current Portuguese legislature, what with new taxation being created left right and centre, in an attempt to stave off another 'Greece'.
One recent and particularly obvious money grab was the creation of electronic tolls on motorways leading into neighbouring Spain, which not only peeved the locals when going about their daily business, but also annoyed Spaniards who were not made fully aware of the implications, and were unable to pay in any fashion other than standing in very long queues for hours on end.
Read more: Portugal considers 'Terabyte Tax' - Money grabbing legislation in an ailing economy | TechEye
Partido português propõe "Lei do Gigabyte" para taxar unidades de armazenamento
Criado com o intuito de combater pirataria, projeto de lei prevê taxação de 2 a 50 centavos de euro por GB de armazenamento.
Por Cássio W. Barbosa em 13 de Abril de 2012
Para tentar conter a pirataria, o Partido Socialista Português apresentou uma proposta para taxar aparelhos capazes de armazenar dados, tais como discos rígidos e pendrives, com a ajuda daquela que está sendo chamada de “Lei do Gigabyte”.
Caso ela seja aprovada no país, os consumidores teriam que pagar dois centavos de euro por GB de capacidade do disco rígido. Já HDs externos (ou drives multimídia, como são chamados pela legislação do país) com mais de 1 TB de capacidade seriam cobrados em 5 centavos por GB, valor capaz de encarecer um HD externo de 2 TB em 100 euros (cerca de R$ 240, de acordo com a cotação atual).
Ao mesmo tempo, pendrives e cartões de memória seriam cobrados em 6 centavos por GB, enquanto as unidades de armazenamento interno de smartphones e outros aparelhos similares receberiam imposto de 50 centavos de euro por GB – um iPhone de 64 GB ficaria 32 euros mais caro, por exemplo.
Enquanto outros itens (como fotocopiadoras e DVDs virgens) também estão na mira da lei, o partido justifica o projeto dizendo que a ideia é fazer com que apenas a pirataria seja afetada. De acordo com um parlamentar entrevistado pelo site TechEye, “os consumidores comuns não sentiriam o peso da taxação, a qual foi pensada em quem utiliza esses produtos em grande escala”.
Leia mais em: http://www.tecmundo.com.br/pirataria...azenamento.htm
Última edição por 5ms; 31-12-2012 às 06:42.