Brian Message and Jon Webster of the UK Music Manager’s Forum have issued a statement on the MMF-UK”s position on the file-sharing debate, suggesting radio-style statutory licensing and more experimentation with licensed services. Its four-point plan includes this point: “If the creative industries and the ISPs cannot come to voluntary licensing agreements and provide services that mimic illegal P2P then the Government should intervene and impose licensing solutions that could include statutory licensing in the same way that radio is licensed. There should also be more experimentation with licensed services (through the Technology Strategy Board) to further develop consumer friendly offerings.

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