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Books will have tax slashed from 4% to 1%, and works of art from 16% to 4%.
This move has been critised by Brussels as being "a move against European parity. Music studios should rely upon greater police cooperation, and technical measures to stem Internet piracy, not government subsidarys".
Not to mention the BS, get the government richer, tax on blank cd's. Talk about a subsidarys. Does any of that money ever get to the artists? Why do we have to pay a tax agaist piracy to make a copy of our files for personal or business when the Spanish Police can't stop the people selling music and dvd copies on the street?
The EU should complain.
[edited by: Sanenet at 4:17 pm (utc) on April 30, 2004]
I don't think prices in Spain are that much higher than the rest of Europe though. Mind you, it's an election pledge, anything to get the voters in ;)
Still, as far as blank copies go, I can buy 100 CDs for €7.5 in the local shops...