Article:
  Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution
Subject:   Copywrong in Canada
Date:   2002-12-17 07:30:44
From:   anonymous2
I just read this piece (directed to it by
the Inquirer) on Piracy is Progressive Taxation,..


Brilliant! It addresses the issue in direct terms
that sum up the "problem" and its solutions in
two pages.


We're currently waging a battle here in Canada
against the Copyright Dudes who have managed to
get the government to impose a duty on ALL
memory items -- blank CDs, tapes, DRAM(!), and
hard drives that will drive their prices
through the roof. Who gets the money from this?
Lessee here --- software companies? No.
Photographers? No. Independent musicians? No.
Big record companies. Wow.


Keep writing; we need considered insight like this.


Regards,
Robert Bernecky
bernecky@acm.org