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UK Stars call for tax on iPhones & Macs to help fund creative arts

A number of major artists and stars in the UK, including Oscar winner Olivia Colman, have called for a tax to be placed against devices like the iPhone to raise millions of pounds to help fund artists.Launched on Monday, the Smart Fund is proposed as a way to raise up to 300 million pounds ($415 million) per year, which will go towards funding creative industries in the United Kingdom. To achieve this, the project offers that a small levy could be applied to technology sales in the country.A levy of between 1% and 3% of the sales value of smartphones, computers, and other devices that are “built to allow people to store and download content” is proposed, which would be fed into a central fund, and then distributed to content producers. Read more…
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