No taxes. Period. We pay FAR too many already. The labels want to combat piracy? Can’t be done effectively - time has already proved that and any other conclusion is delusional at best. The labels want more people to buy music and not download it? Lower prices (ten bucks Canadian is the limit). No more albums with two good songs and the rest trash filler. Custom CDs with tracks from multiple albums, reasonably priced (a buck Canadian a song is the limit there). Music downloads at 50 cents Canadian a song - after all this is lossy compression crap. Implement those options and they’ll do a lot better than they’re doing now. Paying a tax for Internet access sets a dangerous precedent and I would expect the EFF to scream blue bloody murder. I would expect consumers to do the same. However, I’d also expect this law to get passed in the US since: 1) the population there are effectively neutered lemmings unable to control their politicians (witness DMCA, Homeland Security and 3-2-1 software) …and… b) the entertainment industry has the government in its back pocket there. Good sentiments, bad idea.
[edited by Roj on 21.09.2004 15:10]