|Royalty Fees Tacked on to Blu-ray Recorders and Recordable Media|
|Home Theater News Blu-ray Hardware News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 18 June 2008|
No agreement was reached on whether or not fees would be assessed on other devices such as HDD recorders, portable music players, etc. HDD recorders that incorporate a Blu-ray recorder however, will be subject to royalty fees.
This move could spark another debate here in the states. But unlike Japan, the powers at be will have a fight on their hands should they attempt to pass such a tax. This royalty tax follows a similar principle known very well in grade school - Punish all for the actions of a few. Makes sense, right?