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France Proposes Technology Tax To Pay For Culture Content

NPR | May 14, 2013 10:19 a.m.

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Eleanor Beardsley

The French Government is weighing a proposal to tax Google, Apple and possibly other large technology firms to raise revenue for the arts and cultural programs. The tax could well exacerbate friction between technology multinationals and the French Government, but the government contends that the new tax would be similar to taxes already imposed on TV users, broadcasters and Internet providers.

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