When 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”

Canadians say no to Netflix tax, and to taxes in general

I’ll admit it: I like watching TV. I like all forms of art, and television is certainly not of any lesser quality than, say, a theatre performance. There was a time, a long time ago, when actors refused to work in television, because they thought it was beneath them. Those days are long gone, because major motion picture stars now regularly appear in and even headline TV shows. Continue reading “Canadians say no to Netflix tax, and to taxes in general”