The Swiss Supreme Court has upheld a decision to introduce a hefty levy on digital music players and HD recorders. The proceeds go to collecting societies
, which then redistribute the leftovers (after admin) to artists. The levy will be substantial, and consumers will start paying it on 1 September, irrespective of whether they use the player for music they bought legally. This is grossly inappropriate.
The Swiss Consumer Protection
is requesting your support to mount a political campaign in the Swiss Federal Parliament to change the law which allows for this nonsense. Please give your support by sending an email - just click here!
This blog campaign has been started at freilich
. If you want to support it, just use the following code in your own blog to encourage your readers to protest: Mit zwei Clicks ist es schon getan!
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