A group representing Canadian musicians is suing the record industry for up to $60 billion for breach of copyright. Since the 80’s, record companies have been doing compilation tapes and CD’s, not paying copyright fees, and just putting them on something called a pending list. The companies admit to owing at least $50 million, so we seem to have begun a negotiating process. If somebody tries to do the same thing to the blogosphere, we’re all doomed. This is from the Toronto Star, which has not given me permission to link to a story they paid Professor Geist to write.
Toronto Star, December 7 2009