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European Commission weighs iPod Levies

Should taxes introduced on analog cassette tapes in the 1960's affect digital media players in the 2000's? That's the question before the European Commission, which is due to decide whether iPods should carry a copyright tax. A Dutch industry group postponed imposing the tax, waiting for the commission results.

While electronics manufacturers oppose the measure, European artists feel otherwise. Prominent film directors Pedro Almodovar and Bertrand Tavernier support the levy, saying it helps fund their work.

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