17 February 2012

Portuguese Artists Association Struggles To Get Even 100 Members On List In Favor Of Exorbitant New Private Copying Levies

Few ideas display a sense of entitlement better than that of private copying levies. For they assume, by definition, that artists' representatives have a right to money from the public simply because there is some kind of storage that could be used to hold digital copies of copyright files, and that every time such a file is copied, money must be paid (never mind if you are just making backups or transferring your holdings to bigger storage sizes.) 

On Techdirt.

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