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Piracy

+ - PRS Wants ISPs To Pay For Pirating Customers->

Submitted by Idbar
Idbar writes: A group representing British songwriters and composers will on Wednesday call for the introduction of a levy on broadband providers based on the amount of pirated music they allow to pass through their networks.

Will Page, chief economist at PRS for Music, will argue at a Westminster conference that a piracy fee would better align the financial interests of internet service providers (ISPs) with rights holders at a time when the two industries are at odds over who should bear the costs of online song swapping.

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PRS Wants ISPs To Pay For Pirating Customers

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