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Russian Union of Right holders lost the suit against Dell

Russian Union of Right holders (RSP), collecting private copying levy under state accreditation, has lost the suit against Dell. The court decision is not published yet. But according to, Dell and RSP have determined and agreed list of “taxable” equipment intended for home use. Equipment intended for corporate use has been excluded from list. On monthly basis Dell regularly reported to RSP list of imported equipment, RSP issued invoices and Dell paid them regularly.

But since February 2015 RSP included in invoices levy for all imported equipment. Dell refused to pay for equipment not specified in list, determined and agreed together by Dell and RSP. RSP has brought action against Dell and requested about 90 million roubles as private copying levy. Dell has won the case, but RSP intends to appeal it.