Article:
  Taxing Questions: Are Compulsory Licenses a Solution to the P2P Debate?
Subject:   Am I Missing Something?
Date:   2004-10-06 01:15:04
From:   jma138
Response to: Am I Missing Something?

" I'd rather pay for what I elect to consume, rather than for what the average user consumes."


What about all of the other fees you pay for things you might not use? You pay for 911 emergency service on your phone bill whether or not you use it. Same thing with police and fire departments. I have never called the fire department, but my tax money has gone to it. What's the concept of insurance? Look at all of the taxes on your phone or cable bills - a lot of them are for services that you may or may not directly benefit from.