Canadian artists’ new/old plan: $5 to share music legally

26 03 2009

Back in 2007, the Songwriters Association of Canada floated a proposal for a monthly Internet music levy—pay CAN and swap all the music you want. The plan attracted criticism from every side, but SAC is now back with a revised version of the plan that addresses the concerns. While the idea might be risky, SAC members argue that it’s the only viable way to make sure that artists, songwriters, and rightsholders get paid for the huge amount of illegal file-sharing that takes place.

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