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originally posted by: neo96
I hope Pirate bay and other p2p sites, and Kodi is paying attention.
Netflix just gave them ALL a get out of jail free card, and are owed the monies paid back for fines.
originally posted by: CrawlingChaos
In my area of Missouri, the Utility companies own the poles. To be specific the Electrical Utility. Everyone else pays a fee to them and they pass it to me in my bill.
But this doesn't surprise me, municipalities all over the state are starting to pull this #. For example my town passed an ordinance stating ; If I buy a car out of state, I still owe sales tax to the city.... I don't understand how that's legal.
EDIT: Not only this the State it'self is contemplating a special fuel tax for smart cars & electric vehicles... Why ? Because they are not paying their "fair share" of the MO. fuel tax that regular car owners pay. Of course Obama care has set a precidence for taxing activities and behaviors you didn't engage in.
originally posted by: angrypsycho1977
The law in question taxes companies that use publicly maintained infrastructure, like the electrical grid, to deliver their services.
In the case of Netflix, the tax applies to the ISP because that who is providing the internet service. Netflix is what the user is choosing to do with that internet service, the service that has already been subject to the tax.
Charging Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming service a tax would be double dipping.
If this case were to be ruled in favor of the state, the state could come back and theoretically tax youtube, facebook, or any other website that users stream videos from. They could start taxing XBox Live, PSN, MMORPG's, the list goes on.
Missouri's government does not manage the funds they do have correctly, giving them any more money would just line the coffers of the already corrupt politicians in that state.