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Collecting the private copy levy

Media subject to the private copying levy

NB: It is an independent committee created by the law defining which media are subject to the private copying levy and the amount of the levy, which varies according to the type of support and its recording capacity (Art. L 311-4 of the Intellectual Property Code).

Media subject to the private copying levy (on 1 March 2012)

Portable recording devices
Audio cassette
Video cassette
CD-R and RW for data
DVD-Ram and DVD R and RW for data
Minidiscs and audio CD-R
3.5’ floppy disk/td>
Digital VHS (DVHS)
Non-dedicated USB flash drives
Memory cards
Bundled memory cards (single batch)
Hard drives and memory built into devices
Memory and hard drives built into television sets, video recorder or set-top boxes
Memory and hard drives built into an audio player or home MP3 player
Memory and hard drives built into an audio player or home audio/video player
Standard external hard drives
Multimedia external hard drives with audio and/or video output and/or IT ports
Multimedia external hard drives with audio and/or video output and/or IT ports as well as one or more audio and/or video inputs
Memory and hard drives dedicated to recording and playing music (distinct from the capacity dedicated to navigation software and traffic information) built into an embedded navigation system (GPS) and/or a car radio
Mobile phones for listening to music or watching videos
Multimedia tablets with audio player function and an operating system for mobile terminals or their own operating system

Media non concerned

Certain recording media are not subject to the private copying levy in France, in particular because the Committee of Article L 311-5 of the Intellectual Property Code has expressly excluded them.

They include:

  • C10 and C15 cassettes used in IT
  • microcassettes for dictaphones and answerphones
  • magnetic tape 6.5mm wide per reel
  • magnetic tape used for audiovisual purposes over 12.7mm wide
  • DVD (8cm) for video cameras
  • DAT
  • digital picture frames

To ascertain whether a type of media is subject or not to the levy, please contact us.
 

No-name media

They must be declared like all other branded media, as is the case for media distributed free of charge with certain devices (“bundles”), in particular CD-R offered with the purchase of a burner.