They Must Be On Crack

Another brilliant (dripping sarcasm here) idea by the music industry, this time they want ISPs to pay for their inability to come up with a decent way to distribute music.

A group representing Canada’s songwriters will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to force Internet service providers to pay them royalties for the millions of digital music files downloaded each year by Canadians… …Although those groups are prompted to seek new sources of revenue because of what they say are illegal downloads of copyrighted content, SOCAN is asking ISPs to pay a blanket annual royalty regardless of whether the ISP is transmitting legal or illegally downloaded music.

Huh huh, right!

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