The music industry is now lobbying for a file-sharing surcharge to compensate rights-holders for music shared online. It will involve ISPs collecting say $5/month from its broadband users.
It seems unlikely to me that this proposal willl be accepted by ISPs or the general public. There is no distinction made between broadband users who download music intensively and those who do not engage in such activities. Seems as if the music industry is making the general public responsible for their drop in CD sales and the increase in music piracy on the web.
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