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HuffPo Columnist: I Infringe, So All Broadband Users Must Pay A New Piracy Tax

Most people understand that letting the entertainment industry tax everybody for the behavior of a few people simply makes no coherent sense.
HuffPo Columnist: I Infringe, So All Broadband Users Must Pay A New Piracy Tax

Via Techdirt:

We've talked time and time again about the pipe dream on some fronts (mostly the entertainment industry) that you should tax broadband connections to give them the money they so justly deserve as victims of new business realities they repeatedly refused to acknowledge. It's effectively a "you must be a criminal tax," and despite being an immensely bad idea, it has obviously seen passage in numerous countries in the form of German levies on things like solid state drives and Canada's tax on blank media. Fortunately here in the States, efforts to push these taxes on broadband users or universit...

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