The commission in charge of implementing the levy on blank media to compensate for private copying (as provided for in Article L.311-5 of the French intellectual property code) issued on 14 December 2012 a decision updating the applicable rates of the levy as of 1 January 2013. These new rates replace the rates overruled by Conseil d’Etat (the highest French administrative court) on 17 June 2011 (please refer to the Legal and regulatory update - June 2011).