taxes on (potentially fostering piracy) CD burners

Alceste Scalas tjoad at
Fri Jun 29 18:41:59 UTC 2001

On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 09:53:28AM +0200, Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> The Stuttgart district court ruled that Hewlett Packard would have to pay a 
> fee on every CD burner it sells in Germany, arguing that the technology was 
> being used to lift music off the internet in contravention of artists' 
> copyright. 

It seems that France is going to impose a tax over _every_ storage
device, for the same reason --- the potential copyright infringement.


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