Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on October 28, 2004 05:31 AM
I posted elsewhere this morning that I think we should consider scaring the very people who are pushing the idea of "Intellectual Property" by pushing the idea that since (they claim) intellectual property is like real property, then the government should levy an "Intellectual Property" tax and have intellectual property tax assessors to set the official taxable value on the property.
I would say that the rate should be the same as for real properry.
Hey county tax boys, make all "intellectual property" be registered in an official propery registry. Assess property tax, treat it in every way like real property when it comes to transfer of title, title insurance, tax, etc.
Anyone think the spectre of this might have them claiming that "Intellectual Property" is not really like real property after all?