The Extended Collective Licensing “Scam”

There is increasingly vocal opposition to the UK Digital Economy Bill.  This article from discusses the ECL (Extended Copyright Licensing) provision included in the bill:

“Extended Collective Licensing, as enabled by S43 116B of the Digital Economy Bill, is perhaps the least understood aspect of the legislation. ECL enables publishers to establish a collective licensing society comprising contributors who work with the publisher. Payments for usage will then be made to the society, at a rate agreed with the society, and disbursed to its membership.”

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