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#1 2015-09-15 13:10:42

#! Die Hard
From: Interweb's #1 Devotee
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 1,031

Chicago taxing internet users for lost local revenue


And the citizens are suing to stop it.

Two things I think after reading it:

1) This is going to start popping up everywhere, at least in the US now... regardless of how the lawsuit pans out.

2) This is going to push VPN tunneling out of the tin foil camp and make it much more mainstream.  We all may want to buy stock in some VPN companies.


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#2 2015-09-15 13:58:07

#! Resident Bum
Registered: 2009-11-03
Posts: 3,207

Re: Chicago taxing internet users for lost local revenue

How do addresses in Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc work? Do their systems "triangulate" your exact suburb based on IP, or do they base in on the billing address of your credit card, or do they just geo-fence you into a certain country (USA in this case) and simply trust whatever the user specifies as his/her local address within that country? If it's the last of the three, I'd imagine many Chicago residents simply doing the iTunes thing - where they just give the street address of some local cafe or restaurant in "tax haven" states like Delaware or Alaska - to get around this.

Last edited by gutterslob (2015-09-15 15:35:48)

Point & Squirt


#3 2015-09-15 23:47:09

#! Die Hard
From: Heavener, OK
Registered: 2014-12-09
Posts: 777

Re: Chicago taxing internet users for lost local revenue

One more reason not to fill out web forms honestly, lol.


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