Japan rejects “iPod Tax� - Macenstein

Japan rejects “iPod Tax�

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A committee appointed by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs has rejected a proposal by the country’s recording industry to impose a tax on portable media players, including Apple’s iPod. The measure sought to add a 2%-5% tax on the sale of the music players that would go directly to the recording industry to help offset perceived losses due to file sharing.

In the past the committee had been made up of lobbyists for the record companies, but due to a recent public backlash, the latest committee members were chosen from an apparently more impartial group consisting of university professors and copyright lawyers.

Source: NY Times

One Response to “Japan rejects “iPod Taxâ€?”
  1. Wolfman Mac says:

    I think they should put a tax.
    does itunes charge any sales tax?

    (just trying to start trouble)

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