The British government, which funds its public broadcasting system (the BBC) with revenue from an annual television license fee (i.e. tax), is worried that the growth of broadband Internet is going to lead to a decline in the number of licensable television sets. Possible solution: tax computers. However, it is unclear as to when this might be a necessary move.
Hmmm. I wonder if the Brits will be as open to the pc tax as they are to the tv tax. (Most of the Brits I've talked to don't mind paying the tax and prefer it to having to watch the commercials on American television. Although there are some commercial channels in the UK). Would you be open to tv/pc taxes if it meant more commercial free boadcasting? You pay one way or another. There is no such thing as free fish and chips.