Lincoff's Music Plan

As Copyfighter also writes, Bennett Lincoff's music licensing plan is stuck in the past. Copyfighter points out that Lincoff still believes in the old distribution model (from trusted -- read "big" -- sources) and I would add that Lincoff is also still trying to remunerate musicians for copying, rather than listening and using. Lincoff writes: "Royalty distribution would be based on a full census of licensed transmissions." Why transmissions? I get no value from "copying" music or music "transmissions," so why should artists be remunerated on that basis. , Why not base pay on what we do with music: listen, mix, and derive new music.

If we are reforming copyright and looking for a fair way to recompense artists, then there is no reason to dogmatically stick to the old rules.

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