EU abandons plans to overhaul copyright levies

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 12:00 AM EST

In a surprise move, the European Commission said Wednesday it is shelving plans to overhaul Europe’s rules on copyright fees, after intense lobbying from France and from groups representing artists and authors.

The Commission, the executive body of the European Union, was planning to replace the patchwork of national rules with a Europe-wide code designed to better suit the digital age.

At InfoWorld.

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