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11 Unauthorised private copying can cause harm to rights-holders. The consultation paper notes that “copyright levies are an imprecise tool to compensate for alleged ‘economic harm’ ”. As stated above the UK Government’s policy is not to reintroduce redistributive levies to deal with the issue of private copying. The UK Film Council believes that to minimise the loss that arises from unauthorised private copying what is required is a combination of effective legislation, meaningful enforcement, education and the introduction of new, more efficient business models.