เทคนิคบาคาร่าเบื้องต้นWhen idiots propose new taxes

John Welsman, the president of the Screen Composer’s Guild of Canada (SCGC), has proposed a tax on downloads over 15GB, saying that when people’s internet traffic exceeds 15GB, it is likely that they are watching (too much) Netflix or downloading music. This idea is so preposterous, downright criminal, that it makes you wonder if Mr. Welsman should perhaps make an emergency appointment with a psychiatrist. Continue reading “When idiots propose new taxes”

Copyright protection is fine, but make the products available too!

I came across a number of articles in Canadian newspapers today about Europe’s new Copyright Directive. This controversial new law is intended to strengthen the rights, and revenue, of musicians, producers, etc. It also includes a provision that requires services like Google or Facebook to pay a licence fee if they link to a newspaper article. Continue reading “Copyright protection is fine, but make the products available too!”