U2 manager Paul McGuinness presumably wasn’t available, so Canadian music publisher ole’s president Michael McCarty stepped up to the ISP-kicking plate for the launch of Canadian Music Week. He described ISPs as the “neighborhood bully charging kids $5 to loot the store” and also said they are “the enablers of the trading of music and are making tons of money from it”. McCarty also attacked the idea of net neutrality, saying that ISPs have to create a legitimate marketplace to compensate musicians, labels and publishers for use of their work. US indie trade body A2IM has been banging the drum for net neutrality though, as we reported earlier this week. Source: Billboard

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