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Performers are trying to put a new tax on your next Mac, iPhone, & iPad

3 monthes ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know
Some high-profile creators in the UK are trying to impose a tax on new iPhones, Macs, and iPads.
They want the money to go into a fund for creatives in the country.
If you're in the UK, that is.
Olivia Colman, John Nettles, and Joanne Harris are just some of the names backing a move by UK creators and performers to convince the government to impose a tax of up to 3%. The money, they say, could rake in as much as £300 million for a new creative fund, they say.
There is no official proposal yet, according to a BBC report , but that isn't for the lack of trying.
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Celebrities call for UK gadget tax, which would include Apple products

Celebrities call for UK gadget tax, which would include Apple products

3 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

A number of high-profile British actors, artists, and authors are calling for a UK gadget tax of anywhere from 1% to 3% to “fairly reward creators and performers in making a living from their content.” They have dubbed the proposal “the Smart Fund.”
The tax would be applied to any device that can be used to download and store “creative content,” so would apply to iPhones , iPads , and Macs...
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