New Tax Wanted on iPods

The music industry in the UK wants to make up some of the money it’s losing from lower CD sales by taxing iPod sales, Pocket-lint reports.

The Music Business Group, which represents music managers, songwriters, publishers and performers, sees its proposed tax as a compensation for consumers being able to rip music from their own CDs to play on their iPods.

Apparently, even this fair use right is “not technically allowed under UK law,” according to the article. So, even though music fans already spent their hard-earned cash on a CD, they’re expected to shell out even more to get the music they already own on a portable device.

Wonder if they want to put an extra tax on the iPhone, too.