Wednesday, May 6, 2009

E.U. to Hear Proposal for Cross-Border Net Copyright; The New York Times, 5/5/09

Via The New York Times: E.U. to Hear Proposal for Cross-Border Net Copyright:

"Two European commissioners are proposing the creation of a Europewide copyright license for online content that could clear the way for cross-border sales of digital music, games and video — and lower prices for consumers...

Cross-border sales of online film and music is rare in the E.U. because most retailers generally do not want to deal with the complexity of satisfying 27 different national copyright systems, which are administered by semi-autonomous collecting societies that levy and collect fees on each sale."

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