As a working songwriter I rely on copyright and the ability to enforce my rights to ensure payment. I don't actually get paid for writing a song: I only earn money when it is bought or played. I do not have the luxury of hoping that an unregulated Net will result in fair and timely payment.
It is not just the most successful songwriters who benefit from the British Music Rights campaign. All will benefit from an environment in which we can write for an international on-line audience without worrying about how we will get paid.
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