France : Taxes for video and mp3 playing capacity
stefano at cavallari.cjb.net
Fri Jan 25 16:14:17 CET 2008
On Friday 25 January 2008 16:00:58 Colan Schwartz wrote:
> I definitely don't think FIC (or now Openmoko) should include the cost
> (if there is one) of the licence to play MP3s. I don't want to pay
> that, and I don't think anyone else should either. I'm happy with just
> Ogg and FLAC files. Maybe an MP3 library can be downloaded separately,
> like the way most Linux distributions handle DVD playing.
I mean a separate license with software, which you can choose to buy or not :)
> If you want to pay for MP3s, don't make me pay for it as well! ;)
> And I really like that speeding ticket analogy. This tax that assumes
> guilt is insane. I don't understand how modern democratic justice
> systems can tolerate it.
I think it is wrong too, and that is just a workaround to not classify the
FreeRunner as a "mp3 player device".
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