What is the private copy levy?
The private copy levy compensates writers and artists for the losses suffered as a result of others making copies of their music and films for their private use. The compensation takes the form of a tax on blank CDs and DVDs and other electronic products with storage capacity.
Private copy levy: amounts
|Products and storage capacity||Levy (excl. VAT)|
|External HDD drive||€0.70|
|Portable audio/video player||€1.40|
|Smartphone/phone with MP3 capability||€3.50|
|Desktop PC/laptop/server/media centre||€3.50|
|Set-top box with hard drive||€3.50|