Friday, January 08, 2010

Who Said The Internet Has No Boundaries?

This comes under the category, "if you can't create a better product, find a way to tax your competitor".

From France Proposes Ad Tax On Google

The French government is considering levying a tax on the advertising revenues of Google and other internet portals, in the latest sign of a European backlash against the activities of the US internet search group.

complaints from the French media that Google and other sites are generating advertising income using their news and other content.

On the flipside, I wonder how much income French websites, and French residents, generate FROM Google ads.

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