[Today’s post is by FMC Policy Counsel Chris Naoum]
Here at FMC, we spend a fair amount of time thinking about how to establish a legitimate digital marketplace for music, where creators are compensated and fans can find the music they want.
Sounds simple, right? Not exactly.
We tend to think of things from the perspective of preserving artists’ ability to reach potential audiences via technologies like the internet. Yet we definitely recognize that the unauthorized distribution of music has an impact on how rightsholders — including musicians — make a living. Discussion on how American stakeholders should approach this issue can go on for days (and in our offices, it sometimes does). read more