TPM, DRM, to solve levy?
Tom at Abacurial.com
Wed Dec 11 01:01:10 EST 2002
"The Coalition believes that copyrighted works should be protected and
copyright holders should be fairly compensated for their work. However,
technologies are now available to help accomplish both these
objectives," said Doug Cooper, general manager of Intel of Canada. "By
eliminating levies, the government can encourage record companies and
artists to adopt new tools to protect content and ensure more direct
methods of compensation."
The retailers and manufacturers are trying to promote Technological
Protection Measures and Digital Rights Management to "solve" the levy
My personal stance as an objector in these proceedings is that there
should be a levy to pay creators, but the levy should be a percentage
rather than a flat rate, and it should be well under 10%. The 3% the US
has on CDRs sounds good to me.
Otherwise, we'll just buy all our stuff from the US, since levies are
only paid by resellers, not importers.
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