French tax on recordable media


So the French are supposedly going to put a tax on recordable media like hard drives, blank CDs, mini−discs and DVD−RAM etc to compenstate corporations for illegal copying.

That's pretty sucky but a guy on had an idea. "If I'm already presumed to have illegally copied something and therefore paid this *tax* on my blank media does that mean that I now have permission to copy anything and everything with abandon? I've already compenstated them through this *tax* so why would I have to play again?"

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