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The ‘bit tax’: The case for further research


  • Luc Soete
  • Karin Kamp


The idea of taxing the use of the Internet has caused an immediate adverse reaction. Yet such a tax would be small and may serve to filter the ever-increasing abundance of information being loaded. Here some of the main arguments are brought together and a case made for the urgent need to investigate further the feasibility of a ‘bit tax’. Copyright , Beech Tree Publishing.

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  • Luc Soete & Karin Kamp, 1996. "The ‘bit tax’: The case for further research," Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 23(6), pages 353-360, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:scippl:v:23:y:1996:i:6:p:353-360

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