Dutch government floats iPod tax idea

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Dutch government floats iPod tax idea

With the music industry making a lot of noise of late about how music pirates are sending them towards poverty, record labels’ coffers look set to receive a boost with the news that there could soon to be an anti-piracy tax on iPods.

The Dutch government is being lobbied on the subject and a rights holders group, Stichting de ThuisKopie, has floated a plan that will see a ‘tax’ put on MP3 players and hard drives, to be paid to artists and producers.

Read the complete story. (silicon.com)