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Commission calls for a single digital market

Simon Crompton, London

The European Commission will look to centralise collecting societies and other intermediaries between artists and consumers, commissioner Neelie Kroes suggested on Friday

In a speech at a forum in Avignon, France, Kroes said these groups are enable piracy to flourish and denying revenues to artists.

"Our fragmented copyright system…has ended up giving a more prominent role to intermediaries than to artists," she...

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