Why a movie tax will make even more of us pirates

Goldsmith, Ben (2015) Why a movie tax will make even more of us pirates. The New Daily, April(14).

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In a nation of rampant illegal downloaders, a tax on movies and television downloads is the last thing we need. Australian consumers and content producers are among those likely to be worse off should Joe Hockey succeed in his efforts to extend GST to online video-on-demand services like Netflix. It is easy to see why Mr Hockey and his state treasurer counterparts have reportedly agreed to this move. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

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ID Code: 83628
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Goods and Services Tax, film, television, video on demand, Netflix
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The New Daily
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2015 05:04
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 03:12

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