What will they think of next. In the state of Washington, the legislature is considering a bill that would add a special tax on streaming media, i.e. video and audio. Of course, there are already taxes on digital media downloads in some states, but streaming isn't a download. When you watch a streaming video, you don't actually come away with it with a physical asset - just the experience. Streaming is much more like radio or TV broadcasts, except that it is a developing industry still trying to figure out how to become profitable rather than an established one.
What is running through these people's minds? I can just imagine one side of a phone conversation with a constitutent... [Read more →]