'Tax' on blank CDs in Germany

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Submitted by: Habeem
Source: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/data/jk-04.05.00-00

Copyright impact for CD-Blanks
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As reports already briefly, the…

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Hmm, there is just one word I can say about this…
SCHEISSE!!! Well, to bad for the Germans!! btw,… they still have to give my bike back…

Now hold on a minute! Why should I pay the music industry money for blank CDR’s when I’m not putting any music on them? I have to pay 50% for copying my own data (!) to a CDR? And isn’t it legal to make a copy of music for own useage? What’s next? The game industy? Or maybe the video industry? Aren’t we paying enough already? Where can you get a refund when you copy your own made data to a disc? This is like paying everyone in the ICT industry for making internet possible…Now that would be a great idea!