Private Copying in Croatia

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The study Private Copying in Croatia is an economic analysis of the consumer benefits and harms of private copying in Croatian and an empirical measurement of other unlicensed uses that create the value gap[1]. It was commissioned by HDS.

This study argues that the cultural and welfare benefits of this private copying regime are enormous and important to create a good quality of life in Croatia for all age groups, but especially for young people, and it must be maintained. Furthermore, it is very advantageous for the tech sector, because their products are mainly used with unlicensed music and film copies, given that only a very small portion of the population pays for downloads, or subscribes to services like Spotify, Deezer or Netflix. The first measurement of licensed use of music, audiovisual content, home copying and value transfer to media platforms in Croatia for a practical update of the private copying remuneration in the country. (see also: Hungarian Music Industry Report 2015, Slovak Music Industry Report 2019, Central European Music Industry Report 2020)