Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Compulsory licensing papers 

An interesting collection of academic papers outlining policies and legal requirements for creating a compulsory licensing regime. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has become a proponent of compulsory licensing for audio recordings in the United States as a solution to mass copyright infringement and ridiculous lawsuits by the recording industry- here in Canada, we already have a compulsory licensing scheme for audio recordings, and with a levy (tax!) built-in to the cost of every blank recording medium sold in the country, from blank CDs to Apple's iPods.

LINK: >papers

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