Swedish Virtutech to make AMD simulator

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Swedish Virtutech to make AMD simulator

Following the German model, the government of France will tax blank CDs and other storage media commonly used to pirate music. Moreover, the tax could be extended to cover hard disks, set-top boxes, video recorders and phones capable of storing downloaded music. Taxes to compensate artists for royalties lost to piracy are common in Europe, with the exceptions of the UK, Denmark and Luxembourg. Thus far, only Germany and France have confronted the change in copying technologies as taxes generated from audiotape sales have fallen. The French electronics industry promises to fight the legislation and an international electronics association has opposed the taxes as they impact individuals who are not engaged in illegal copying.

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