Sarkozy’s Internet tax is a theft

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 11:50 | Posted in internet, Media, TV | Leave a comment
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The French president Nicolas Sarkozy proposes new taxes for Internet access and mobile phone use to finance two new government run TV channels. Since the channels would be ad free, 800 million euros in advertising revenue collected by the state television would flow over to private broadcasters.

In other words, Sarkozy plans to steal money from Internet users to support both government and private television regardless of whether the surfer watches TV or not. A government can get away with it but if anybody else tried to do something as shameless it would be called grand larceny.

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