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Re: BBC cutting news jobs

<<On Sun, 26 Jan 2003 13:04:44 -0500, "Dan Billings" <billings@suscom-maine.net> said:

> The government does not impose copyright fees.

Oh, it most certainly does.  Look up ``mandatory licensing'' in 19 USC
some time.

> The license fee is a tax imposed on top of the cost of the set.

Square peg, round hole.

The licence fee is a fee charged for the right to receive and
reproduce in one's home terrestrial, over-the-air television
broadcasts.  It does not depend on the cost or value of the set.