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Songwriters see merits in legitimizing filesharing – for a price

News | 11/30/2007 2:03 pm EST

The Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and the Canadian Music Creators Coalition (CMCC) have proposed attaching a monthly licence fee to Internet subscriptions to compensate all rights holders for music downloaded and shared over peer-to-peer networks. The groups say allowing unabated filesharing by consumers while driving revenues to creators, publishers and record labels will revolutionize the music industry and make Canada the leader in P2P legislation.

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