This morning’s news includes items about the Australian government adopting new rules on taxing digital downloads. Ostensibly this is to crack down on tax avoidance by companies such as Netflix, but as with the new EU laws it appears that the regulations will be applied to ebooks, and there will be a zero threshold. If this is correct (and I am by no means confident in the ability of online news sources to get this right) then the end result is likely to be blocking of sales to Australia by large numbers of small businesses who simply can’t afford to comply with the regulations.
Australian friends, I suggest that you check this out. Feedback would be appreciated.