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26.02.04 Voluntary Collective Licensing of Music File Sharing
Die Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) hat den Beitrag A Better Way Forward: Voluntary Collective Licensing of Music File Sharing (Download pdf) online gestellt. Aus dem Inhalt:
EFF has spent the past year evaluating alternatives that get artists paid while making file sharing legal. One solution has emerged as the favorite: voluntary collective licensing. The concept is simple: the music industry forms a collecting society, which then offers file- sharing music fans the opportunity to "get legit" in exchange for a reasonable regular payment, say $5 per month. So long as they pay, the fans are free to keep doing what they are going to do anyway -- share the music they love using whatever software they like on whatever computer platform they prefer -- without fear of lawsuits. The money collected gets divided among rights-holders based on the popularity of their music.
(gefunden auf Copyfight)
Update: Auch Heise hat den Vorschlag nun aufgegriffen - Internet- Bürgerrechtler schlagen freiwillige Pauschale für Tauschbörsen vor.