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IMDB & Amazon - update

Postby Nigel_Badnell » 23 Aug 2011 22:27

In case you wondered why/where the useful "Buy it Amazon" link had disappeared/to on IMDB:
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/06/29/california-passes-amazon-tax-amazon-pulls-plug-on-affiliates/
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Re: IMDB & Amazon

Postby Samuel_Scott » 23 Aug 2011 23:06

Shrewd move by the State IMO. Won't surprise me if IMDB move all jobs outside of California, especially considering Amazon owns IMDB and they likely get a lot of referrals from the site.
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Re: IMDB & Amazon

Postby Nigel_Badnell » 24 Aug 2011 21:30

Yep, smart move :roll: Thought they'd have learnt from what happened when other States
tried that one. Amazon have an ongoing case against New York State so I guess they're waiting on that
outcome (to see if they can re-instate links without having to pay in-state sales tax) before pulling IMDB out.
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Re: IMDB & Amazon - update

Postby Nigel_Badnell » 05 Nov 2011 21:33

IMDB "buy it" links to Amazon have returned, at least to .co.uk (which does does not generate US tax issues, I guess).
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