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Old 23.06.2009, 09:23
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Re: Your mp3 player is going to cost you more in Switzerland..

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No, so far there's no fee on cell phones. Don't give them ideas!

The only fee charged here is -.07 Fr. for recycling. Hence you can dispose of your old phone in every electronics and telecommunication shop. Like old MP3 players.
..oops, sorry, didn't know Suisa read the EF

http://www.swissinfo.ch/ger/news/new...ti&positionT=1

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Bern - Das Mobiltelefon entwickelt sich zunehmend zum mobilen Allzweckgerät. Ein Fünftel der Bevölkerung nutzt das Handy schon jetzt zum Musikhören, bei der Gruppe unter 35 Jahren sind es gar 37 Prozent. Nun möchte die SUISA dafür Urheberrechtsgebühren erheben.

Dies kündigte SUISA-Sprecher Martin Wüthrich in der Sendung "10 vor 10" des Schweizer Fernsehens vom Abend an. Die Genossenschaft der Urheber und Verleger von Musik möchte demnach für das Musikhören ab Handy, ähnlich wie für MP3-Player, eine Gebühr erheben, eine Abgabe zur Entschädigung der Künstlerinnen und Künstler.

Noch ist es aber nicht soweit. Der Entscheid über die Erhebung der neuen Gebühr obliegt der Eidgenössischen Schiedskommission für die Verwertung von Urheberrechten und verwandten Schutzrechten (ESchK).
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For the moment, it is not.

Translated: Billag radio tax for PCs with internet access and installed audio streaming software. Billag TV tax for PCs with broadband internet access, installed video streaming software and and a pay-internet-TV subscription. Billag wants to get rid of the third condition, this would rend most TV-absent households liable for the TV tax, because it doesn't matter if internet TV is actually used.


Edit (20.8.08): Please note that starting next month, registering at a free TV streaming program provider like Zattoo makes you liable, too.

i quite did not understand the Media player part of it. So just the software installed makes one liable for the radio fees ?
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