Monday, September 24, 2012

GEMA and Co.

An article in the new york times:

"The European commissioner for digital issues, Neelie Kroes, criticized collection societies in May at a conference in Brussels sponsored by Bertelsmann, Vivendi and NBC Universal.

“If I have enemies — and I assure you it is a long list — on that list are collecting societies,” Ms. Kroes said. “And I can’t care less. They are monopolists. That is not about protecting the artist, or creator, it is about protection of that system. Perhaps it made sense a long time ago, but it doesn’t make sense at this moment.”"
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