On levies and collective payments for music

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Most levies involve observing download behavior – an activity that not only wrongly incentivises the industry, but also may be technically more challenging than proposed. As you adjust peer networks to be monitored, these networks lose their value as markets for anonymous activity and behavior. A network appliance installed to monitor music traffic could be “upgraded” to monitor other behavior. Peer networks should remain markets for anonymous behavior (in my opinion). The technology put in place to monitor activity compromises the anonymous and open status of peer networks. Sampling, as…read more