Japan Looks To Allow Compulsory Licenses For Putting TV Content Online
from the one-way-to-do-things dept
Sounds like the entertainment industry may need to rush some lawyers over to Japan. Michael Geist points out that the Japanese government is looking to change copyright laws to allow anyone to repost broadcast TV online without permission -- just as long as they pay a compulsory license fee. The idea is to help promote the distribution of TV content. However, with entertainment companies like Viacom and NBC so focused on "control" over their content, this type of proposal can't make certain entertainment companies very happy -- even if they would get paid for their content every time people help promote it for them.