“iPod tax” looking like a Canadian reality

Does anyone else feel like Canada is just a loft apartment over a really great party? We kid our Canuck friends. Who are we to poke fun at someone when they’re about to get stuck with the addition of $75 to the cost of their iPod? According to Digital Home, a tax on flash memory cards and digital audio players has been approved by the Copyright Board of Canada. It would add $2 to a 1GB memory card, and up to $75 for a 30GB iPod. Yikes! While the decision is expected to be appealed, it remains to be seen whether there will be any leverage to change or vote down the tax. Should it stay in place, it will take effect sometime in 2008. Sorry, guys. At least you have Wayne Gretzky, right? We get stuck with bad health insurance.

[Via CrunchGear]


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