“A proposal to add a $5 monthly fee to every wireless and Internet account that would allow music consumers access to all recorded music available online has been called a ‘pipe dream’ by the president of the Canadian Record Industry Association, Reuters and Billboard has reported,” The Globe and Mail reports.
“The Songwriters Association of Canada claims the plan… would raise $1-billion a year that would be distributed to artists, labels and publishers,” The Globe and Mail reports.
“CRIA president Graham Henderson said… ‘We don’t want to pursue what amounts to a pipe dream that is presented as a quick fix,'” The Globe and Mail reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Socialism is a pipe dream. Users who do not use the Internet for music would be unfairly forced to pay for those who do. Let capitalism work its magic, Canada.