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Netflix and the German film levy

On 16 May 2018, the EU General Court ruled in Netflix International BV and Netflix, Inc. v. European Commission, Case T-818/16 that an appeal by Netflix against a Commission decision - finding the conditional extension of liability for a German levy to video on demand services established outside Germany, but receiving revenue from customers in Germany through an internet presence offering content in the German language, is compatible with the internal market - was inadmissible1. Collette Rawnsley, Head of Competition at Wiggin LLP, assesses the details of the case.

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