[LINK] France to tax I.T. devices to raise copyright levy
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 14:33:24 +1000
On Tue, 16 Jan 2001 email@example.com wrote:
> The idea is great. the amount of levy is stupidly high. Oh well, half a f
The idea is horrid - there are many more uses for CDR and DVD-RAM than
copying other people's music and software.
Oh god. here we go. What is it about tax you don't like paying?
If there is an IP industry, and its hurt by people copying, then the low
levy to fix the problem is better than the copy protection rubbish we're
being foisted with. In my opinion.
If you prefer saving 25c per blank, I suppose you didn't buy them when they
were $3 each and only started when they cost $1 or less, right?
And you didn't have a CD-Burner 6 months ago when they cost $25 more?
C'mon. don't tell me you can't afford it. *why should I pay* winds up filed
under WPB: either you accept the tax regime and social policy, or not. If
this one is soooo painful, how come you pay the medibank levy?
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