THAT'S A THOUGHT
"TOKYO -- Seeking to promote Internet distribution of TV content, a government panel has recommended that regs be changed to allow webcasts without first getting permissions from all rights holders.
The panel, the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Work Group, has included the proposal in recommendations for intellectual property law revisions that it is currently drafting. The panel will complete its final report by May 31. The rule changes are expected to go into effect within two years."
Reminds me of when Congress made the early, emerging commercial Internet in this country a tax-free zone in 1998, to foster the growth of E-Commerce 1.0. That initiative expires this fall, unless new extensions that are being proposed, go through.
Maybe our Congress needs to follow through here with a similar initiative for Media 2.0? One can but dream.