MIDEMNet Panel: Content & Ownership - The Cost of Freedom

Posted in News on January 25, 2001

Panelists discussed the industry's responses to unauthorized downloading of music files and the use of new technology to assure that creators of musical works can be paid in the future. BMI CEO Frances Preston spoke of the new international technical alliance "FastTrack" whose partners from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, in addition to BMI in the US, represent 38% of the world copyright payments.

Seen here are (from left) Njara Zafimehy, President e-DiMA, and Director, Digital Distribution, FNAC (France) Eric Baptiste, Secretary General, CISAC (France) Allen Dixon, General Counsel and Exec. Director, IFPI (UK) Frances Preston, CEO BMI (USA) and Vice Chair,FastTrack Andre LeBel, CEO, SOCAN (Canada) and Gerry Kirby, CEO Liquid Audio (USA)