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Re: [dvd-discuss] Slashdot article - Canadian Tariffs
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Slashdot article - Canadian Tariffs
- From: Ben <ballenf(at)yahoo.com>
- Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 17:22:25 -0800 (PST)
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Perhaps a few Canadians could comment that the levy should go
directly to the artists, overriding the artists' contracts with
the music companies. If that change was made, I have sneaking
suspicion that the media companies who have lobbied for this
change will lose some of their enthusiasm.
--- Steve Stearns <email@example.com> wrote:
> The major problem I see with any sort of taxation system like
> what is being discussed in Canada is the strong likelyhood
> that none of those tax revenues will end up in the pockets of
> artists. Contracts with musicians, as an example, are usually
> constructed in such a way that they are given royalty rights
> on each sale of the album. So such legislation may, in
> effect, reduce the amount of money the average musician gets.
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