Bailout, a la Musique!

this just in! apparently, the French government is once again interfering with the marketplace aka the private sector....

French Subsidy For Music Downloads Gets EU Nod
October 13, 2010 - Global | Digital and Mobile

By Foo Yun Chee, Reuters

France's strategy to combat illegal music downloads by contributing to the amount young people pay for them won European Union approval and praise for promoting cultural diversity.

Under the scheme, French residents who purchase a card - the Carte musique - to download music from subscription-based website platforms, will only pay half the cost of a €50 ($70) credit included in the card, with the French government paying the rest.

read all about it right here!



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