This article is about hearing in Canada in which the Canadian PROs are proposing tariffs on online music sales.
CSI further proposes that services authorizing copying of musical works onto portable devices pay a minimum fee of $1.40 Canadian ($1.24) per subscriber per month, while services that do not allow portability pay a minimum of 60 cents Canadian (53 cents) per subscriber.
Let me get this straight. It should cost me more than twice as much to be able to listen to music (that I have paid for) in my back yard or my car, than it should if I only listen to it in my office. That is so stupid.
People pirate music because the owners of the music do stupid crap like that. If a customer is willing to do the right thing and pay for their online music, then the owners of the music should be willing to do the right thing and let the customers listen to it whenever and wherever they please.