Private copy compensation is due to rightholders of the audiovisual industry and allows consumers to copy works protected by copyright from one device
to another without infringing copyright. For example, consumers are allowed to make a copy for a personal use of a DVD film lawfully acquired or legally downloaded.
In Italy, private copy compensations are paid to SIAE by the manufacturers and importers of blank media (e.g., pc, tablets, smartphones, CDs). SIAE distributes
then compensations for private copy to rightholders and their organisations.