Yes, that is how I understand Federal Tax rules (I had to fill it out this year for my wife's side business she started, think she ended up with $3 profit after expenses). It may be different for the state of MN but usually the state rules are similar to Fed tax rules for the most part. Of course, all the comments from the auditor are unnecessary but if the criteria aren't met then the couple should be dealt the punishment due.
What? What does Grooveshark "sell" on their premises or website? Or any file locker? They sell data storage. Just because somebody puts infringing works into storage doesn't make the provider liable. The analogy works in meat space, too. A mini-storage locker is what is sold...the space inside. The owner has no idea what goes in. But you want to make him liable for what goes in there? Take that to Walmart. They sell a bunch of goods. Say they sell Toshiba laptops that turn out to have exploding batteries. Is Walmart all the sudden responsible? Someone bought a gun and bullets then went and murdered a cop...Walmart needs to be brought to justice! How stupid is that.
Yes, you mail an extra 49 checks a year, but any reasonably large e-tailer is already mailing out hundreds of checks a month, so I don't get how this is some huge burden.
Actually not so simple. You can't just mail a check to the tax authority...they would have no idea what it is for. To collect sales tax for a state you will have to register to the tax authority for a tax ID number and most likely apply/register your business in that state. Multiply that across 50 states with 50 different sets of tax rules and registration requirements...doesn't sound so easy anymore.
I have never seen a reporting agency ever jump the gun and report on something before all the facts were in. /sarc
I expect Tim will update his post...unlike the bulk of the media conglomerates you trolls shill for, who either never retract their stories or only acknowledge with a page E34 correction in the face of incontrovertible evidence.
Pardon me if I don't shed a tear for Wal-Mart's web-competition problems after they eliminate local consumer choices by undercutting smaller competitors using supply chain blackmail and workforce exploitation.
So you agree with the RIAA/MPAA when they dump on the internet/iTunes/Amazon when those services innovated to bring the cost of delivery and service down for customers and put all the old distribution channels and methods out of work?
I see a lot of naysayers but being in Iowa and seeing a lot of nothing between small towns and the nearest Wal-Mart, you could see a small town where everybody knows each other not mind if they let their neighbors bring their goods for them. A smart implementation would be that you could make your own list of approved "deliverers" where you can pick people you trust.