A UK Copyright Collecting Society Proposes Charging Internet Service Providers a Fee For Illegal Downloads

10 August 2010

The measure is proposed by the Performing Rights Society, a collecting society which represents composers, songwriters and music publishers in the U.K.

The entity has carried out a study with the aim of finding market-based solutions for the phenomena of illegal downloads. In this sense the study investigates and analyzes the possible legal options to mitigate the negative effects of network downloads and proposes an economic framework for finding a solution to the problem of material protected by copyright.


Furthermore, they propose that providers pay a “compensation” or “incentive” to rightsholders adversely affected by the illegal downloads in proportion with the amount of illegal downloads which are produced on the network and through their internet service provision.


Further details: PRSFORMUSIC


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