Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on October 28, 2004 08:44 PM
Actually, could this be refined?
What about a built in 18 year tax exemption from the date of creation? Then you can place the work in the public domain and avoid taxes all together, or you can have your "Intellectual Property" assessed and start paying your property taxes based on a percentage of the assessed value of your property.
Now, I am not even in favour of property taxes on real property much less "Intellectual Property" but then again I think "Intellectual Property" is an attempt to scam the public, however, if the big boys want to have their "Intellectual Property" then perhaps we should treat it that way. (At least for them?)