Japan plans copyright fees on iPods



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A few weeks ago there was news from the United Kingdom where some parties proposed an MP3 tax to support copyright holders and artists. The Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper announced on…

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They tried that shit in Canada once. It didn’t work out. :r


In Canada, we’re still paying a RIP OFF levy on all of the blank media. I don’t thing the artists have seen a “cent” of it either, as the last time I heard, the outfit that collects it was using the funds to lobby the gov’t to increase the levy :frowning: :r


Witchdoctor, you are right. The fee is a total farce. It’s just making some jackoff rich, that has nothing to do with paying artists. In fact many Canadian artists are against this fee.