The moment that many Spaniards had wished for would finally become a reality today: after several months of rumors and news about the leaked document about the new digital canon, This “new” measure would have been approved today.
Despite the fact that this system was completely repealed in 2016 in order to bring the measure in line with the rules imposed by the European Union, The Royal Decree Law, which introduces the new digital canon, has been approvedTherefore, the price of any device that can play multimedia content increases over the months. And yes, the price of smartphones will also rise.
Smartphones and tablets are becoming more expensive for the new digital canon
It was November 2016 when the Royal Decree of the previous digital canon was overturned by the Supreme Court after it came to the conclusion that the rules violated the rules imposed by the European Union. This forced the government to do so Work on a new canon approved todayand obliges manufacturers to pay a tax on any device used to reproduce multimedia content or make private copies.
In this way as indicated by ADSLZone The price for smartphones would increase by up to 1.10 euros. while in the case of Tablets, the increase would be 3.15 euros. However, these aren’t the only devices the price of which will go up, but USB sticks, DVDs, and even hard drives will get more expensive with an increase of up to $ 12. In addition, these quotas are adjusted from year to year to adapt to technological innovations in the market.
Although, in theory, manufacturers should pay this tax, there are doubts as to whether or not companies will choose to pay the relevant fees They will raise the prices of their products to make up the difference and it will be the buyers who will be mainly affected by this new move. Unfortunately, this is a question that doesn’t seem to have an answer at the moment.
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