TAXES ARE SO OLD MEDIA

“You can’t squeeze the new economy into policies written for smokestack industries.”

Senator Ron Wyden (D.-some state that doesn’t have sales taxes anyway, so what does he care?), on why we shouldn’t tax Internet retailers, News.com, 31 January 2000

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A PERSONAL MATTER

“We clearly have a database of pre-ripped CDs, but there is no license required — it’s for personal use.”

MP3.com CEO Michael Robertson, whose push to make his customers’ private CD libraries his business may lead the recording industry to pre-rip him a new orifice, News.com, 28 January 2000