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How France saves the music industry

image On Habré, the last time is actively discussing the problems of the music and film industry. That rises complaints directors that the Internet takes away their bread and butter, and someone "great" at this time decides to take profits from disks and flash cards.

The original way out of the crisis proposed by France. In the local government they want to introduce the so-called "music cards" - credit cards designed specifically for the purchase of music content. They will be issued to young people from 12 to 25 years old, contain 50 euros on their balance, and cost only 25. Why is that? The remaining amount is to cover the French government.

Thus, lobbyists propose discouraging adolescents from illegally downloading information and teaching them to buy music in good faith.
The program will last 2 years and during this time the state plans to sell 2 million cards. That is, government spending is € 50 million.

The European Commission, in response to such an initiative, stated that it would be a good and thoughtful step in the battle against piracy, and would have allowed restraining the growth of “distorted competition” (translated - meaning competition from the side of mp3 portals)

Based on: arstechnica.com

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/106938/

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