"First the tech illiterates in the UK government want to extend broadband Internet connections to every home, whether it makes sense or not, then at the same time they propose a £20 per year (approx $29US) broadband tax which they claim will pay the record and film industries for their failed business models. Coincidence the two proposals are linked? And why should people be forced to pay for the failed film and music industries?"
MY source is Slashdot
My thought on this is it could be good if it will kinda legalize file sharing in a sense. But we all know that wont happen
Maybe it could put the brakes on the RIAA and MPAA suing people for downloading movies and music.
If we sit down and do the math this is what we get.
In 2005 there were 2,165,526 council properties we times that by $29 we get $62,800,254. Now I am pretty sure there are more houses now considering it's four years later but at almost 63 million dollars a year that's pretty damn good.
Now let do the math for the United States there is about 125 million homes in the us now 125 million times $29 is 3,625,000,000 that's over 3 and a half Billion dollars a year.
I would be up for paying $29 a year for this business model for the movie and recording industry I would even pay $50 a year to shut down all the law suits that are going on.
I honestly think its a good idea if like I said earlier if it kinda legalizes file sharing and will stop the law suits considering they are now getting compensation for their loss so to speak.