Thursday, January 12, 2017

This is kind of interesting.

Every now and then, you run across a local government trying to put a stretch in revenue collection. One of those sources is the issuance of a business license. Mind you, this really isn't a problem. In most cases, the County is providing a service to the business and must offset those costs. And often, there are zoning restriction on where the business can operate because of noise, traffic, etc.

But what about a business that is about nothing?

No, I'm not stealing Jerry Seinfeld's schtick. There are businesses that are both web and based and so specific they require virtually no services. Like this guy:

Professional Call of Duty Player cited for running a business out of his house.

Justin Chandler relocated his Team Kaliber operation from New York to the Atlanta suburbs, moving into a rather fancy home. It sounds like the NIMBY neighbors didn't like the slackers slumming up the place and tipped off the authorities. Cobb County, being the revenue positive kind of government we all love to hate, slid a C&D order to the group.

Now, I'm not a gamer, but I frankly don't see a problem here. Unless these guys are seriously party hardy, I doubt they are seen. And their Vlog and Website probably doesn't generate THAT much revenue. Other than a couple of kids, they wouldn't have a need for much infrastructure.

Maybe it's time for local governments to back off a bit.

It isn't like these guys cosplay COD.

At least I hope not.

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