• Digital Goods: Simplifying Lives, Complicating Taxes
  • November 17, 2011 | Authors: Mary T. Benton; Jeffrey C. Glickman
  • Law Firm: Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • For most of us, the digital age has simplified our lives. Today, we have the ability to carry thousands of our favorite songs on a device no bigger than the palm of our hand, to own one gadget about the size of a small paperback book holding hundreds of our favorite books and magazines, and to watch instantly our favorite television shows and movies while flying from New York to Los Angeles. Gone are trips to the library, bookstore and movie rental locations; gone are the days of having to buy a CD just to be able to listen to the two or three songs that you actually like; gone are the days of waiting for missed movies and television shows to come out on disk. In addition, we no longer have to find a place to store our books, CDs and DVDs, many of which we may go years without touching.