Wednesday, January 08, 2003

Corollary: Compact Discs and Collusion
Wired News reports on pending increases of the levy added to blank tape, CD-R, and other recordable media prices in Canada. The levy has been on the books since 1998, drawing consistent criticism.

Remember the stateside PMRC-led blank tape tax movement about a decade ago? Wow. Does anyone know where the US stands in terms of recordable media taxes these days? Ah, there's a 2% tax on CD-R's to help "combat" home recording. Most of that money goes to the labels, of course.

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