France : Taxes for video and mp3 playing capacity
stefano at cavallari.cjb.net
Fri Jan 25 12:57:05 CET 2008
On Friday 25 January 2008 01:00:06 Fabian Olesen wrote:
> this will not work in denmark, because the phone will be deemed "capable"
> of doing it.
The phone itself isn't capable to play anything until you add the software. It
has a stereo audio circuitry, but it could be used just to listen and record
calls and VoIP.
I'd like FIC to sell mp3 software including in the cost the license to play
mp3, along adding a notice (for the countries which need it) that the phone
isn't licensed to play music and that if needed the support must be bought
I remember Apple selling support for 802.11n for some of their MacBooks (which
is *just* software).
So you can say that hardware isn't capable of something until you add the
> On Jan 25, 2008 12:51 AM, Tim Erwin <taerwin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > France is about to taxe smartphone which provide 3 features :
> > >
> > > - At least 128mo internal memory (neo will have 256)
> > > - at least one touch/key dedicated to audio playing (what about a
> > touchscreen ?)
> > > - mp3 or video playing
> > Can this be worked around by not shipping the neo with mp3 or video
> > software and make it up to the user to download this later?
> > What about ogg or flac... ;)
> > Cheers,
> > Tim
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