“Jens of Sweden, a company which produces mp3 players, is facing legal proceedings for after flatly refusing to pay a controversial ‘copying charge’ on its products.
“It’s not our problem that the record industry hasn’t come up with its own solution,” said the company’s owner, Jens Nylander. […] He said that there are several large companies which do not pay the charge, including Apple with its iPod, but Copyswede is only taking legal action against his company and one other.
I’ve had my eye on Jens’ players because of their support for Ogg Vorbis. But in addition to that they also seem to have the balls to fight back when it comes to copyright tax issues. Go Jens!
I don’t know what they were doing when the cassette compensation was expanded to cover MP3 players in Sweden, but why haven’t any of the companies voiced their opinions here in Finland? I’d presume it’s much harder to fight the law in court than it is to fight it when it’s being crafted.