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Snuckles
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posted 20 February 2008 06:54 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
The Songwriters Association of Canada proposes a $5 monthly fee on subscribers’ Internet bills that would make it legal to download music and hopefully save the failing music industry.

Read it here.


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Catchfire
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posted 20 February 2008 07:02 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
save the failing music industry

Um...isn't someone begging the question there?


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ebodyknows
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posted 20 February 2008 07:38 AM      Profile for ebodyknows   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
oh the music on the radio's frightful
and singing in the shower's so delightful
and since we can make noise of our own.
let it die, let it die, let it die.

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rural - Francesca
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posted 20 February 2008 07:44 AM      Profile for rural - Francesca   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My issue is that it assumes that everyone downloads.

Would the hearing imparied be able to get a rebate?


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Toby Fourre
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posted 20 February 2008 07:53 AM      Profile for Toby Fourre        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What does the aging baby boom do to the music industry. I haven't bought nor downloaded music for at least 15 years. I don't think I'm alone at this.

There has been a lot of noise about illegal downloads, etc., but I've heard nothing about how demographics affects the issue.


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ebodyknows
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posted 20 February 2008 08:11 AM      Profile for ebodyknows   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
from my point of view being someone who does not download is just the tip of the iceberg. There are lots of musicians who make music and distribute it for free via the internet. The 5$ isn't intended to help them is it?
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Yibpl
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posted 20 February 2008 08:55 AM      Profile for Yibpl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sounds like Britain's "TV TAX" to support the BBC, which leads to government mandarins cruising around scanning peoples homes to see if the own a TV.

If I want music I listen to the radio (and I subscribe to CKUA) or I buy the disc or pay for the download. The Government does not need another $5 of my money, and I should not be punished for what other people may or may not be doing.

[ 20 February 2008: Message edited by: Yibpl ]


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Merowe
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posted 20 February 2008 10:35 AM      Profile for Merowe     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What a ridiculous idea. The music 'industry' has a terrible reputation for ripping off talent; let it die. Music will be the better for it.
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Skinny Dipper
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posted 20 February 2008 01:53 PM      Profile for Skinny Dipper   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A music tax? Next thing you know, there will be a $5 porn tax.
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Fleabitn
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posted 28 February 2008 01:35 PM      Profile for Fleabitn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The music industry isn't in trouble, its the record industry that's in trouble." --Big Ben Richardson

$60/yr out of my pocket for corporate welfare? no thanks.


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