[d@DCC] RE: More music purchases in 2004: Nielsen SoundScan
Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com
Fri Jan 7 13:18:27 EST 2005
I went back and read the CRIA's submission to the Copyright
Reform Process (at http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/incrp-prda.nsf/en/rp00249e.html).
I note that they say that "By 2004 there will be an estimated
eighty plus countries that will have ratified and thus become
contracting parties (members) to the two WIPO Treaties."
The actual number, according to the WIPO website
is fifty (most of whom were bullied into it in trade negotiations
with the US, but that's beside the point).
The bits I was really looking for are these :
>The right of making available is fundamental for the dissemination
>of music over digital networks and therefore for promoting the
>development of electronic commerce and of new business models by
>the recording industry.
>Without a corresponding right of making available for the
>producers of sound recordings they will experience a loss
>of revenue both as a result of not being able to conduct
>business online with security in their transactions to
>adequately supply the market demands for intangible copies
>and losses will be experienced from availability of
>infringements which will grow to fill the void left by the
>lack of legitimate sources for recorded music on-line.
They're really not very good at predicting the future, are
they ? They only wrote that just over three years ago
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