Jens Of Sweden Won't Subsidize Recording Industry's Lack Of Business Model
from the take-that dept
Looking for a new MP3 player? How about one from Jens of Sweden? I have no clue if they're any good, but they seem to be standing up to the recording industry. Like a few other countries, it appears that Sweden charges some kind of "copying tax" for blank media that can be used for copying music. Unlike in Canada, that includes mp3 players. However, as pointed out by Constitutional Code, Jens of Sweden has refused to pay the tax, saying that it doesn't make sense. In fact, Jens Nylander said a bit more about what he thought of the industry and the tax: "It's not our problem that the record industry hasn't come up with its own solution.... In my opinion the compensation should be built into the price. To be able to transfer a song to an mp3 player should be included in the purchase of the music."