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Comment: Re:Why are Libs so enamored with taxes? (Score 1) 623

by qnetter (#36624162) Attached to: Amazon Drops California Associates to Avoid Sales Tax

Sales tax should be collected on EVERY transaction, based on where the transaction occurs, not the physical presence of the retailer. Online transactions occur at the location of the purchaser, so tax should be paid at the purchaser's location. On EVERY transaction. The "if we don't give them a tax incentive, online purchases will never become real" honeymoon is OVER -- now it's just a cheat, and it's time to close the loophole.

Comment: Re:Reassured?? (Score 1) 422

by qnetter (#35986620) Attached to: GPS Maker TomTom Submits Your Speed Data To Police

Again: proof. Amending a EULA to say you MAY do something doesn't mean you DO do it. Show me a statement from Apple that says that they DO collect such data. This article leaps to that conclusion. I've written clauses into EULAs that reserved a fair number of rights that were never executed, or not execulted to the full extent the license permits.

Comment: Re:Sheet music only personal entertainment too (Score 1) 973

by qnetter (#32821552) Attached to: A Composer's-Eye View of the Copyright Wars

That's a pretty silly perspective on it - would you hold that source code and an executable program hold the same information, except that one has been made better by a compiler so is worth more?!

Sheet music and recordings serve far different purposes. Similarly, your block of wood is worth far more than a table to someone who wants to build a bookshelf.

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