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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Eating your own tail-new taxes on tablets
by Robnoah on Thu 30th Dec 2010 05:34 UTC
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Why not a new tax on France's tablets? Oh yeah there is none so let's tax the people who buy those already taxed foreign tablets to make it hard for citizens to own a tablet without MSWindows that could be used for downloading online.
This makes no sense at all...I agree it is crazy as!

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