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quantumfluff
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posted March 14, 2002 11:51     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just read this disturbing article about an upcoming tax on recordable media. One of the effects would be a $105 tax on an iPod for it's 5 gig of disk.

Canadians, start writing to your politicians.

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 14, 2002 14:03     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just come on down to the ol US of A and buy it here. Be careful going through customs.......Z

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macadddikt18
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posted March 14, 2002 17:53     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
from the wired article
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If approved, the new tax would levy an additional fee of 59 cents (Canadian) on blank CDs. Memory cards, such as those used in handheld computers or digital cameras, would be taxed at 0.8 cents per megabyte of storage space. Manufacturers of blank DVD discs would pay an extra $2.27 per disk.

Hardware manufacturers would also be affected. Makers of MP3 players would pay $21 in fees for each gigabyte of memory available on their devices, raising the cost of devices like Apple's iPod by more than $100.


what really bugs me is that there are so many other uses for cd's other than coping music. This bill has the ability to not only hurt the consumer but teh artist, programmer or web designer also. Programmers back up almost daily. Imagine the extra money they would have to shell out to back up on cd's now. Or artist's who have to buy the cd's. These artist will have to pay the music industry for the cd's that they are selling. Or what about programmer who will now have to give money to the RIAA for making back-ups of software they are writing. This new bill, while it shows some signs of intelligence, really screws everyone over. I think the government needs to look at finding another way to hinder music piracy then going after everyone.
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tafkact
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posted March 14, 2002 18:21     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it's fucking stupid and it won't pass, don't worry about it

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted March 14, 2002 20:11     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by tafkact:
it's fucking stupid and it won't pass, don't worry about it

That's what was said prior to Prohibition, NAFTA and the guy who swallowed a goose-egg sized ruby.

The first two were flat-out wrong, the third died from intestinal blockage.

Well, to quote Meatlove, "Two out of Three Ain't Bad!"

Since it won't be a big enough savings to make smuggling blank CDs across the border, I suggest stocking up ASAP.

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Bregalad
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posted March 14, 2002 20:39     Click Here to See the Profile for Bregalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by LifetimeTrekker:
Well, to quote Meatlove, "Two out of Three Ain't Bad!"

Meatlove???

I think you meant Meatloaf. Good song BTW.

Oh where is somebody like Zorro when you need a really good dirty comment?

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 15, 2002 17:57     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how could I possibly take such easy bait, meatlove is a gimme. I need something that doesn't smell of a trap. I'll hold out for something more challenging. Besides, I really like Meatloaf's music. There's no beating Meatloaf. <----that comment was just to make you happy Bregalad >;o) .....Z

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macadddikt18
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posted March 15, 2002 18:56     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i thought meatloaf was something my mom made for dinner. You mean to tell me it sings now?
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quantumfluff
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posted March 15, 2002 20:11     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Meatloaf has been singing since before you were born. Even if you don't know who he is, you've probably heard "Paradise by the Dash Board Light" or "You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth". He was also in the original Hair cast on Broadway and played Eddie in Rocky Horror (the movie, not that thing they have on Broadway today)

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macadddikt18
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posted March 16, 2002 09:19     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is this sad. I have never heard either of those songs. But just to make sure i downloaded them both and took a listen. And again i can say that i have never heard them.
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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 16, 2002 15:18     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hot Patootie, that is sad. Have you ever seen the rocky horror picture show? It is worth seeing at least once. Meatloaf would be the fat guy in the freezer who rides out on his bike..........Z

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Swiss Mercenary
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posted March 18, 2002 08:51     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually MeatLoaf created the part of Eddie in the original theatre show.

Hot Patootie is a great song, but having sung it on stage, one hell of a song to sing. At the end of it I felt like I had just run a Marathon.

MeatLoaf has probably one of the best voices in Rock and Roll and 'Bat out of Hell' holds the record for the albulm that has the longest consectutive run in the Billboard top 100.

I can also tell you that he is awesome in concert.

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MBoprey
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posted March 18, 2002 16:31     Click Here to See the Profile for MBoprey   Click Here to Email MBoprey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't worry about it. It won't last long. A tax for that is... well, ridiculous! I hate when ocurrences such as that go thru with making life miserable.

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