File this in the Why People Think The French Are Nuts department. Mike Masnick dishes the dirt in TechDirt:
French politicians are debating extending the ‘you must be a criminal’ private copying levy to tablet computers—but, oddly, the new levy would not apply to tablets running Windows
Why not? What’s the logic?
The tax would apply to any iPad or Android-based device, but apparently Windows tablets won’t be counted, since they’ll be classified as full computers, while the other tablets are in this new taxable category.
So, the French don’t think an iPad is a full computer? That’s OK. Peugeot Citroën isn’t really a full automobile manufacturing company.