Originally Posted by Bald Eagle
As an almost unconnected aside, does this mean that France and Luxembourg no longer consider e-books being services, but want to treat them like *gasp* books? And would that revert the point of sale for e-books to the location of the seller instead of the location of the buyer, just like for paper books?
Entirely separate issues. In fact, for electronic goods, the point of sale for VAT purposes in the EU is changing (in 2015 I think) to the customer's location, not the seller's.
But it is true that the EU is discussing changes to the classification of ebooks under VAT regulations to make their VAT rate match that on paper books.