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Should ISPs, Mobile Operators & Device Manufacturers Become Copyright Enforcers?

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Within the digital realm all territories are encountering rampant pirating of music, copyright enforcement is critical to the survival for the recorded music business, or is it? Both ISPs and Mobile Operators have the technology to track their subscriber bases music usage, furthermore they could even make money from being copyright enforcers, so why are they reluctant to take on this role? Who would the winners and losers be where ISPs and Mobile Operators became copyright enforcers? Is a Compulsory License and an ISP levy the solution? Where would this leave Collection Societies role in the world of digital music? Where does government legislation fit in?

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  • Wayne Rosso

    Wayne Rosso has worked in music and technology for decades. He has worked with such artists as Aerosmith, Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Public Image LTD., Beach Boys, Phillip Glass, Fleetwood Mac, Rick James, New Kids on the Block, Slash, Evanescence and scores of others.

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