The International Herald Tribune has revisited the issue of what methodology might be fair to both consumers and also the creators of music, film and more that thrives in digital formats. The article, most sensibly lands on the potential of taxing internet access at source i.e. paying a little extra for your broadband to pay for what you might consume down that pipe.
Makes so much sense. The sooner music moves away from the ‘unit’ way of thinking and towards the service method a la electricity or water (or broadband) the better. Pay as you go always dies in the face of always on and people’s use goes up. The music business needs to change its thinking and fast.