Boycott Universal Music - iPod Tax

Aron Schatz
November 30, 2006

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Universal Music is trying to get a 'pirate' tax on any sale of an iPod. Here is the entire article from here.


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Universal Music Group Chief Executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007.

Universal, the world's largest music company, owned by French media giant Vivendi, was the first major record label to strike an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to receive a fee for every Zune digital media player sold.

"It would be a nice idea. We have a negotiation coming up not too far. I don't see why we wouldn't do that... but maybe not in the same way," he told the Reuters Media Summit, when asked if Universal would negotiate a royalty fee for the iPod that would be similar to Microsoft's Zune.

"The Zune (deal) was an amazingly interesting exercise, to end up with a piece of technology," he added.

Vivendi is a French company! Those asshats. There was a quote I saw before that is not in this article from the head of Universal Music... "These devices are just repositories for stolen music, and they all know it. So it's time to get paid for it." I'm sorry bud, most people don't pirate music anymore. It isn't worth their TIME to do it. Calling all your customers criminals is also a good way to alienate your base. I'm telling everyone to boycott all of Vivendi Universal's garbage. They screwed me on games and now they are screwing you on music.


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