Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

European Economic and Social Committee on IP Enforcement Directive.



5.5. It would be better for companies in the sector to concentrate their innovative efforts on viable commercial models in the digital communications age in order to harness a huge potential market, rather than viewing all consumers as potential pirates or seeking perpetual unearned income by taxing blank media or imposing disabling technical restrictions on reading tools or media. Many viable software manufacturers market their products on-line at reasonable prices. The first Internet pay-distribution companies in the music sector show that a market which respects the rights of music publishers and artists can still be created and developed.