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Re: <nettime> France: Sarkozy proposes taxing new technology to finance
John Hopkins on Wed, 9 Jan 2008 17:32:56 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> France: Sarkozy proposes taxing new technology to finance the old (IHT)


Hi Patrice!

>http://www.iht.com/bin/printfriendly.php?id=9086678
>
>Sarkozy proposes taxing new technology to finance the old

well, it will be an uphill battle to stop this -- look at the 
enormous subsidies that national/city operas and symphonies get from 
taxation.  This is the case across the developed world with tiny (but 
wealthy and demanding) constituencies -- old media would seem to win 
(easily) in those cases!

JOhn







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