Trivial patents *not the problem* (was: Re: [ILUG] Re: ILUG sends
s/w patents briefing document to Irish MEPs)
colm at stdlib.net
Mon Mar 21 14:59:49 GMT 2005
On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 02:51:13PM +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Ireland's a tax haven, we charge no tax on copyright royalties (or something
> like that), so a lot of multinationals (and musicians), set up a base of any
> size here and filter their releases though their Irish branch.
Whoa? Do you have *any* idea of the economics involved?
Here's a reasonably good exaplanation in the economics that make us
the largest exporter:
And here's why some musicians are based here:
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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