Reply to post: Re: cry me a river....

You want a 6% Google Tax? Get lost, German copyright bods told

Frank Bitterlich

Re: cry me a river....

The remedy is clear: 1) do it like Spain, add extra legislation making it lillegal/impossible for publishers to opt out; and 2) make it illegal for aggregators like Google to opt out as a consequence as well.

(Optional: 3) make it illegal for the users to not read an article taxed in this way.)

After all, it's called a "tax" for a reason.

And, some simple math:

6-11 % fee x 19-21 % VAT: Nice extra money for the state. But that, of course, has nothing to do with anything.

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