Internet users may be taxed for file sharing

Internet users may be taxed for file sharing

As reported by Billboard, The Songwriters Association Of Canada has proposed new legislation that would levy a $5 monthly tax against all Canadian internet and wireless users. The money–approximately $420 million annually, according to a study–would be paid to the record industry to help "compensate for losses due to file sharing." Stumping for the plan is classic-rocker Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and BTO, who is quoted as saying, "I wholeheartedly believe that this model for file sharing should be embraced in all countries."

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