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Dustin LindenSmith

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Microsoft's "Sin Tax", built into the price of its new media player, the Zune

http://www.medialoper.com/hot-topics/music/the-final-reason-i-wont-buy-a-zune-the-sin-tax/

Wow. So, MS will forward a small portion of the Zune's purchase price to Universal Music, in recognition of, what, exactly? I like the 3 conclusions the blogger above made:
  • Every single person who buys a portable media player is a thief and a pirate.
  • All music comes from Universal.
  • Therefore, you should pay extra for any device you use to store music, you fracking thief.</i>
What a crock. I probably wasn't going to buy a Zune anyway, but I definitely won't, now. Show me a model that actually compensates the artists and I might go along, but more money to the record companies instead? Gimme a break.

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