France : Taxes for video and mp3 playing capacity

Stefano Cavallari stefano at
Fri Jan 25 16:32:43 CET 2008

On Friday 25 January 2008 16:14:17 Stefano Cavallari wrote:
> 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! ;)
Do the law talk really about mp3 playing or about "music" playing?
I think the latter is true. (can anyone confirm?)
In that case you would need to pay the tax as long you provide an application 
which plays movies or music, whatever the format. 

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