Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Every now and then (or, actually, rather often) you come across a story which once again exemplifies why governments should keep their paws off anything remotely related to technology. It seems that not knowing anything about technology is one of the prime reasons why governments the world over fail so spectacularly when it comes to technology-related lawmaking. The latest in the series? France. My southern neighbours (I never acknowledged Belgian independence) are thinking about extending their piracy levy, normally found on CD-Rs and mp3-players and such, to cover tablet computers as well. However, tablet computers running Windows are exempt.
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JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Not to mention, they are taxing to compensate "illegal" copying activities


Since my government has a levy on computer RAM modules as well as HDD, I pirate music all the time. Since, I am forced to pay for it anyway... It's an ironic loop.

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Arawn Member since:
2005-07-13

Since we all already pay the "penalty", might as well commit the "crime"... ;)

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Agh, you beat me to it.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Ah, so you only say nonsense when trolling.

Grammatically correct down to punctuation, and what you say is sensible... but I didn't know that the UK levies those... or are you Australian... a kiwi? The US doesn't do this...

You _said_ English was your first language, so it must be one of those, unless you were LYING.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Ah, so you only say nonsense when trolling.

Grammatically correct down to punctuation, and what you say is sensible... but I didn't know that the UK levies those... or are you Australian... a kiwi? The US doesn't do this...

You _said_ English was your first language, so it must be one of those, unless you were LYING.


Click on my name to see where I am from ;)
(BTW: My mother tongue is Russian)

Edited 2010-12-30 10:24 UTC

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