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The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 1: Taxes on Consumer Electronics, Mobile Phones & Broadband


Adam D. Thierer


George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Berin Michael Szoka


TechFreedom

March 22, 2010

The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2010

Abstract:     
In this essay, we discuss an old idea that's gained new currency: taxing media devices or distribution systems to fund media content. We argue that such media income redistribution is fundamentally inconsistent with American press traditions, highly problematic under the First Amendment, difficult to implement in a world of media abundance and platform convergence, and likely to cause serious negative side effects.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: PFF, FCC, policy, regulation, communications, law

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Date posted: June 3, 2010  

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Thierer, Adam D. and Szoka, Berin Michael, The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 1: Taxes on Consumer Electronics, Mobile Phones & Broadband (March 22, 2010). The Progress & Freedom Foundation Progress on Point, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1619476

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