Compensation for copies for private use regarding mobile phones and other devices

In this article Bojana Saletic (Associate) gives an account of two appellate courts’ judgments regarding the right for an author of copyrighted material to receive compensation when it comes to devices that are especially suited for copies for private use. Both courts interpreted the wording “especially suited” in accordance with the InfoSoc Directive. They stated that it is sufficient if the device is easy to use for copying and has enough memory-capacity for several copies, concluding that an importer and a producer of mobile phones are liable to pay such compensation. The level of compensation is discussed in one of the judgments. The article also contains comments regarding a judgment from the Solna District Court, which concluded that the same rule applies for computers and tablets.

Published in Lov&Data no. 4/2015

The article in Swedish