Despite the decision of the European judge in the ACI Adam judgment (IEPT20140410), the Stichting Thuiskopie companies is apparently still sending invoices. This judgment stipulates that the Dutch Home Copying Scheme is incorrectly applied and is therefore unlawful.
A Brabant importer of hardware and software products to which the private copying scheme applies, has adhered to our advice to temporarily not pay the outstanding invoices to the Stichting Thuiskopie. She informed the Stichting Thuiskopie that afterwards there is no legal basis for payment of the fixed-price reimbursements.
In order to prevent Stichting Thuiskopie from taking payment measures, the Brabant company seizes the self for the outstanding amount, after this request has been granted by the court.
The judge comes to this judgment because it is very likely that the home copying scheme in its current form will be declared non-binding as a result of the judgment of the European Court. The amount that can be seized is estimated at € 300,000.