Fair compensation for Private Copying was the amount set in the Intellectual Property Act and levied on media and equipment enabling the recording of musical, audio-visual and text works for private use (CD-r and DVD-r recorders, thumb drives, mobile telephones, digital memory cards, photocopiers, multi-function equipment, etc.).
For all the media and equipment in question sold each quarter, the importer or manufacturer had to submit a return and pay the corresponding compensation to the management entities authorized by the Ministry of Culture for subsequent distribution to the registered holders after discounting the 20% used for the organization's assistance functions and promotion. Nonetheless Royal Decree-Law 20 dated December 30th, 2011, and replaced it by an annual amount stipulated in the General State Budget..
From January 1st, 2012, therefore, consumers are not required to pay any sum corresponding to this compensation for Private Copying.
If any company marketing media and/or equipment suitable for recording musical or audio-visual works has not declared the units sold prior to the date indicated, kindly proceed to fill out the voluntary settlement form (Peninsula and Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla) and send it to the e-mail addresses listed on the "Help" page on the form.
Tlf.: 91 34 99 533
E-mail: Carmen Riosalido