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Songwriters… getting the message through

By Op-Ed Editor | March 24, 2009

The Songwriters got lots of flak just over a year ago when they proposed a blanket licence at a nominal fee for downloading. But their ideas and the principles behind them seem to be gaining traction, even in unlikely quarters. Today Michael Geist gives grudging respect to the proposal in an essay published in The Tyee.

There are no links in Geist’s piece, but you can see the Songwriters proposal for yourself at their site here.

Update (Mar 25): Michael Geist points out he should not be considered an “unlikely” supporter, having “consistently supported the SAC’s efforts (even if disagreeing with elements of the proposal, some of which have now been addressed).” He invites us to look again at his posts on the SAC proposal:

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/2435/125/

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/2714/125/

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