||Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution|
Piracy is obviously not progressive taxation , nor does its market impact resemble a system of progressive taxation. Firstly theft isn't a tax , it's theft. Secondly a system of progressive taxation imposes progressively graduated costs based on income or value. The 'piracy tax' on artists is actually parabolic , imposing the highest net relative costs on those artists in the middle ( ie. lost sales will represent a greater proportion of income relative to the total ). Once again the middle class gets screwed.
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2008-04-19 09:31:54 swing_developer [View]
Re: not really - proof?
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