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____/ Nigel Feltham on Tuesday 08 Sep 2009 18:30 : \____
> Lusotec wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Music industry calls for filesharing tax
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | THE LATEST CUNNING PLAN of the music industry is to get the government
>>> | to bring in a tax to pay what it claims to have lost to 'pirates'.
>> The only problem is that the collective does not take into account online
>> music filesharing and it wants the government to change the legislation to
>> allow it to make money from *legitimate* downloading too.
>> The article says that they want to tax "*legitimate* downloads". Is that
>> right or a typo? Can the "Music industry" people be this stupid? Do they
>> want even more people to file share illegally?
> Presumably if it's taxed then it can't be illegal so that will put an end to
> all illegal file sharing by making all sharing legal?
That's the rationale of activists who say that these 'taxes' only encourage
people to 'take advantage' of those prepaid 'fines'. As in, "hey, you say I'm a
criminal to begin with, so I might as well be one."
To the Big Media it's a welfare-like revenue model. The dying newspapers are
still lobbying to get similar deals.
~~ Best of wishes
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