Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] What does pragmatic reform mean? It means more possibilities to access content online cross-border. It means more harmonised exceptions: benefiting researchers, teachers, cultural heritage, and user-producers. It means flexibility, so we don't have to have the same discussion every 5 years.
It also means reform of the EU's archaic cross-border taxation regime. Collecting societies are ready willing and able to create innovative schemes for cross-border licensing, but the tax system is holding us back.
Andrew, 03/07/2014 18:37
51.5, -0.1167 - London UNITED KINGDOM
Wendy Cockcroft
Over-licensing is the problem. I've bought a U2 CD but have to wear headphones when playing it at work in case more than five people hear it, in which case my employer has to get a licence from the PRS. Because I'm playing my paid-for CD. Sorry, but Bono et al have already had my £7.19. Let that be enough for them. Talk about double-dipping!
Wendy Cockcroft, 03/07/2014 22:00
51.9167, 4.48333 - Rotterdam NETHERLANDS
Frank van der Pol
@Wendy Cockroft: Gee, do you still buy CD's? ;-) Besides it is, for more than one reason, better to wear headphones and play at a low level when playing U2 at your work anyway. You seem to refuse to accept that there is a difference between consumption and publication. You payed for the personal consumption, not for publication. This is clearly written on the CD. You are free to decide not to buy the CD if you think the rights you expect for your money aren't part of the deal you are invited to make. Nobody forced you to buy the CD.
Frank van der Pol, 13/08/2014 09:40