people wonder sometimes why i'm against drug legalisation. it's because
i read documents like those found here:
and i am absolutely positive that the authors absolutely must be using
highly effective mind-altering substances of some nature. now this is
mildly ilug related. because in one of these there's a discussion of
the sale of a website. included in this discussion are the phrases
"stamp duty" and "capital gains tax." nowhere in the discussion
are the words "we haven't a clue what we're talking about," nor
"after i woke up from the frontal lobotomy i came up with this
idea," but they should be.
anyway a website is valued in "goodwill" and it's sale represents
the value of that "good." therefore it gets taxed. or something
like that. haven't read it all, but what's a website - legally?
things seen from a webbrowser - so irc servers could be websites since
plugins and irc clients can access them from browsers? what about
email addresses? and if i generate "goodwill" from my kevin at suberic.net
address could the irish gov't then tax my friend in the state who runs
suberic.net if she sells it to someone else?
if i have a webserver that listens on port 82, is that legally a web site?
or if my copy of apache subtly violates rfc's, is it still a web site?
and most directly to ilug, is www.linux.ie considered property?
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