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July 07, 2005

EU Seeks Pan-European Online Music License

Yahoo: The European Commission said today that it will push for measures to establish a pan-European copyright license for online music use by October to allow EU industry to compete better with the U.S., which is certainly good news...Currently, there are 25 different licensing bodies in the 25-nation European Union and anyone who wants to open an online music store faces a logistical nightmare and the resource intensive task of approaching the royalty collector in each member state...According to Internal Market and Services Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, "The absence of pan-European copyright licenses makes it difficult for new European-based online services to take off..."

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