Reply to post: Re: Compensation has already been paid

Musicians sue over 'zero pay' copyright fix

Dave Bell

Re: Compensation has already been paid

The way PRS licences work suggests the weaknesses of any compensation system. I know people who have recorded music, done the PRS paperwork, have had the recording played in public under a PRS Licence, and got not a penny of payment.

If we ever get the internet of things working, it might be possible to automatically track the details of what gets played where, and pay the musicians, and at a not-excessive admin cost.

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