[At-Large] [APAC-Discuss] R: France Proposes Internet Tax - Old War Resurfacing
fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 18:43:34 UTC 2013
The same is being done in Pakistan and frankly speaking, I don't mind.
Its a free market economy but one has to realize that these companies
are coming from outside our country and should conform to certain
regulatory environments in the markets that they operate in. It may be
a challenge to freedom of expression but corporations do not
necessarily represent the freedoms of individual internet users.
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM, Roberto Gaetano
<roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Although I agree with you that this French proposal can reopen the "old war"
> of internet taxation, it should be pointed out that the proposed tax is not
> on commercial transactions, i.e. it is not a trade tax, but a "fee" for
> collecting personal information.
> So, besides the financial implication there are other subjects that this
> proposal raises. Maybe that warrants also a discussion.
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> [mailto:at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] Per conto di Salanieta T.
> Inviato: lunedì 21 gennaio 2013 21:23
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> Dear All,
> You would have read in the New York Times about France proposing Internet
> Tax - I have blogged about this here:
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