[LINK] We're all pirates (again)

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 17:14:52 AEDT 2011

>From the article:

"The impact on Commonwealth revenues last year was $190 million, which
will rise to $1.1 billion in five years for a total loss of $3.7
billion in five years. "
Presumably from foregone taxes?

The counter argument is that the pirates spent whatever they might
have spent on hollywood stuff on local goods, so the taxes were still
paid, but the dollars stayed in Australia rather than ending in Ms
Gaga's record label's pocket.

Michael Skeggs

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