Let's get artists paid by making Big Tech pay them, not by creating EU copyright filters

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/21/dont-break-the-net.html


“Pay artists? Lol!” - Business people sice time immemorial


but capitalism … ?

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Google algorithms ate my livelihood

Cory’s proposal will only serve to substitute collecting societies (like ASCAP. or BMI) instead of Google. The compulsory license fees will vanish into Hollywood accounting.

Then the entertainment industry will take the extra money Google made and hand it to the artists who made those works.

Anyone familiar with the entertainment industry who reads that bit always has a good laugh. Obligatory:


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