Broadband ISPs taxed for "generating light energy"

Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law froomkin at
Tue Oct 10 17:30:12 UTC 2006

Feh.  Any government with real tax mojo will tax both of them on the 
gross, not the net.  This isn't the milquetoast VAT, you know.

On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, Roy wrote:

> However, since the customer must beam back light as part of the exchange 
> then you must track the number of pulses in both directions and 
> determine the difference.  Some days the customer gets more energy and 
> some days it doesn't.  That should affect the tax.

(OBSerious: I bet it's not true.)

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