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Offline GhostShip

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Hungarian Web Tax Plan Cancelled
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:12:04 pm »
It looks like good old people power has stopped a tax dead in its tracks  :yes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29846285

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Hungary has decided to shelve a proposed tax on internet data traffic after mass protests against the plan.
"This tax in its current form cannot be introduced," Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.

Large-scale protests began on Sunday, when demonstrators hurled old computer parts at the headquarters of Mr Orban's ruling Fidesz party.
The draft law - condemned by the EU - would levy a fee on each gigabyte of internet data transferred.
The protesters objected to the financial burden but also feared the move would restrict free expression and access to information.
The levy was set at 150 forints (£0.40; 0.50 euros; $0.60) per gigabyte of data traffic.

Speaking on Kossuth public radio, Mr Orban said that "if the people not only dislike something but also consider it unreasonable then it should not be done...

A sensible decision, surely the economic gain from allowing unmetered access to the internet is self evident to all, whats next in the govt tax bag, an education tax or perhaps one on bike riders or pedestrians who wear white  ;)

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Re: Hungarian Web Tax Plan Cancelled
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 03:25:21 am »
so linux mint 17 (mate desktop) would have cost a hungarian 72cents to download........... yeah id be a little angry too...

Offline Trestor

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Re: Hungarian Web Tax Plan Cancelled
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 05:21:47 am »
If only people would also actively protest many other abominations that are perpetrated against the people, such as abuses of copyright laws for the benefit of the wealthy, one sided trade agreements that favor big business, and a number of other issues that serve the elite at the expense of the poor. Understandably, most people just want to be left alone and not get involved. Regrettably we are dominated by those who will not leave us alone.




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