Canadians Taxing Storage Media
from the that's-right,-make-things-worse dept
Canada is trying to pass a law that would put fairly large taxes on all sorts of recordable media. It would put a $0.59 tax on ever blank CD sold. However, even worse, would be the taxes on MP3 players and other devices that include a lot of storage. The pricing comes out to $21/gigabyte, so any Canadians should expect to pay an extra $100 for their iPod, or another $400(!) for one of those 20 gig portable jukebox players. Seems a bit extreme. The article predicts that if this passes, it won’t be long before people start smuggling recordable media into Canada from the US.