June 29, 2001

Tax CD burners, says German court

Author: JT Smith

BBC: "US computer firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) has pledged to fight a
German court decision to impose fees on its recordable compact
disc technology.

The Stuttgart district court ruled that Hewlett Packard would have
to pay a fee on every CD burner it sells in Germany, arguing that the
technology was being used to lift music off the internet in
contravention of artists' copyright."

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