New Dutch Home Copying Tax

The Dutch government is introducing a ‘home copying’ tax levy on all devices capable of recording sound and video content.

From January 1, 2013, a charge of €5 will be introduced on each new device sold, which includes PVRs, hard disk recorders, PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Hard drive recorders will only be charged on devices of 190GB or more.

Source: Broadband TV News. Read more here.