FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00814

Submission Number:
539814-00814
Commenter:
Mark Savage
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Artists Need to be compensated. Period. Producers and distributors need to be compensated, too, otherwise they'll go somewhere else to do business and music will die. If DRM isn't going to work, then find another way: License fees from ISPs? Licenses from users like the British TV license? A public music fund, distributed to artists in proportion to their popularity? It could be possible to track every play of every work on public and private machines and report use. Artist would be paid from a fund based on play,public and private. Users would have a slight incentive to opt into the program because every time they play a song they love, they're benefiting an artist they love. But this is pie in the sky. Artist deserve compensation. Keep DRM