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PRS plans to hit ISPs with charges

News: 15th July 2010 by Louise Dodgson under Finance, Law & Music Business, Music Publishing, Record Labels

With the Digital Economy Bill not too far from coming into effect, PRS For Music have also unveiled their proposed plans to help curb piracy. Next Wednesday the collection society for songwriters and composers will put forward their intentions to impose a levy on ISPs for the pirated content passing through their networks.

Chief Economist for PRS For Music, Will Page, has prepared a report entitled 'Moving Digital Britain Forward, Without Leaving Creative Britain Behind' which outlines their stance. But with broadband providers BT and Talk Talk already seeking a judicial review on the Digital Britain report, I doubt this news will receive a positive response from the ISPs. The report can be viewed in full below.

Related Links

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2876e320-8ec0-11df-8a67-00144feab49a.html

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-isp-music-levy-legal-p2p-back-on-royalty-agenda/

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3i2a62321a15dd65d8e8750165b479b3e4

http://www.recordoftheday.com/dailybanners/prs.pdf


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prs for music, collection society, isps, talk talk, digital economy bill, will page

 

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