Comment Neelie (Kroes)
Making speeches talk
[...] But as I said, it's not only about copyright legislation. Take tax, for example. Isn't it just common-sense to think that eBooks should benefit from the same reduced VAT rates as physical books? The legal regime – the EU's own, I admit – makes it illegal to do that. Not just discouraged, but illegal. Personally, I find this very difficult to explain. Thankfully, my colleague Algirdas Semeta is preparing a new strategy on VAT. This subject will certainly be debated.
Does it mean that the European Commissioner will not launch any action against France in January (when France will apply a reduced VAT rate to ebooks) ?
Benoit Tabaka, 19/11/2011 20:14