Gema new rules from 2012
|Capacity USB flash drive||Gema fee per unit / flash drive|
|to 4 Gigabyte||0,91 €|
|More than 4 Gigabyte||1,56 €|
The Gema, representative of the central office for private copying rights collecting society word and the collecting society Bild-Kunst, the following remuneration rates according to §§ 54, 54a of the Copyright Act (remuneration for private copying) for storage media of the types "USB sticks" and "Memory Card" published: remuneration pursuant to §§ 54, 54a of the Copyright Act for the time of the compensation for the perceived of ZPÜ, VG Wort and VG Bild-Kunst compensation claims in accordance with §§ 54, 54a of the Copyright Act from 01.07.2012, plus value VAT: Up to 4 GB / € 0.91 (Gema-fee per stick) More than 4 GB / € 1.56 (Gema-fee per stick) "This tariff applies to all storage media types indicated that manufactured in Germany or were commercially imported within the meaning of § 54b UrhG to Germany or reintroduced and sold in the period from the 01.07.2012 in Germany or placed on the market or be. "that is in plain text, that for each USB stick, which in Germany is produced or shipped to Germany, the corresponding fee will apply. Each USB flash drive, to be used by a German company as an advertising medium, subject to the tax liability.