The new digital canon comes into force in Spain and Apple raises the prices of its products — 2022

The new digital canon it is already a reality. Since yesterday, the day August 1 it was made official price rise in technology products , as approved last 3rd of July .

This new digital canon is called Private Copy Compensation Fee , which has been published in the Royal Decree in Law 12/2017 and which modifies until then, the text referring to the 1996 Intellectual Property Law.

New digital canon in technological products

Entering what directly affects us in technological products, let's review everything that this new price increase will receive.



Starting with the equipment or digital devices for the reproduction of books and publications legally assimilated to books :

  • Inkjet or laser multifunction equipment with copy, print or scan capabilities: increase in €5.25 per unit.
  • Single-function equipment with a copy, print or scan capacity of up to 39 copies per minute: increase in €4.50 per unit.

For disc recorders :

  • For specific compact discs: increase of 0.33 euros per unit.
  • Mixed compact discs: increase of 0.33 euros per unit.
  • Specific versatile discs: increase of 1.86 euros per unit.
  • Of mixed versatile discs or compact and versatile discs: increase of 1.86 euros per unit.

Price rise in technological products after the new digital canon

for supports mixed reproduction materials, text, sound and visual or audiovisual :

  • Non-rewritable compact discs: increase in €0.08 per unit.
  • Rewritable compact discs: increase in €0.10 per unit.
  • Non-rewritable versatile discs: increase in €0.21 per unit.
  • Rewritable Versatile Discs: Increasing €0.28 per unit.

USB flash drives and others memory cards not integrated in other devices: increase in €0.24 per unit.

For non-integrated disks suitable for the reproduction of videograms, texts and phonograms or other sound, visual or audiovisual content: increase in €6.45 per unit.

For drives built into a computer , suitable for the reproduction of videograms, texts and phonograms or other sound, visual or audiovisual content: increase in €5.45 per unit. The discs integrated in video consoles that do not allow reproductions covered by the private copy limit and in digital television signal decoders are excepted.

For portable devices players of phonograms, videograms, texts or other sound, visual or audiovisual content in compressed format, and portable electronic devices with a touch screen: increase in €3.15 per unit.

For mobile phones with playback functionality of phonograms, videograms and texts or other sound, visual or audiovisual content: increase in €1.10 per unit.

How does this new digital canon affect us?

If we attend to the Royal Decree, In general terms, the current fair compensation model financed from the General State Budgets is replaced by a model based on the payment of an amount to be paid by the manufacturers and distributors of equipment, devices and reproduction media. , but the reality is very different and as we have been able to verify, we are right.

Today, Apple , unlike the other companies, has been the only one that has opted for raise their prices and let your customers assume this rise. The rest have kept all their prices intact, assuming this rate themselves and not creating discomfort among their customers as is happening with Apple.

Apple raises the prices of its products after the new digital canon

Therefore, Who does this new increase affect? . Without generalizing to other companies that have not decided this way, and misinterpreting, from my point of view, this digital canon in Apple only we will notice since we are going to have to pay more for a product, having to increase our investment in it, while the company will continue to make the same profit of the product in question. It is true that the increase is minimal if we compare it with the product in general, but it is a price that should not correspond to us.

For example, the newly released 10.5″ iPad Pro stood at €729 for its most basic model, while now it has risen to €732.81. They are €3.81 more, but that increase does not belong to us.

Conclusions

As explained above, the price increase does not imply an excessive modification of these, but it does annoy customers since we are the ones who will assume this rate and not Apple, as the Royal Decree states that it should be.

In this regard, Apple should take note of the other companies and assume they are new rate and leave prices as before, without having to be us, the customers, who notice this increase in each product.

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Source: ADSLZone