News from Holland

The Dutch government is considering a law that will put a tax on MP3 players based on their storage capacity. The tax can amount to over $200 on a top-end iPod.

Of course the implication is clear – if you own an MP3 player then everything on it is illegal. I resent that assumption.

The money will go to the music business, who are now presumably strapped for cash after spending all of their profits on lobbyists and lawyers.

And they have the nerve to call file-swappers thieves.

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