IFPI, no to legal P2P
The news had gone around the world because for the first time a local division of the IFPI Federation of Phonographers, the Danish one, seemed to want to support a way to legalize P2P. A support that, however, has never been there.
In a note issued in the past few hours, the Federation has in fact denied those reports, defined as “inaccurate”. And IFPI Denmark says “it does not support the idea of allowing unlimited file sharing in exchange for a flat fee. Music protected and shared without permission from rights holders is illegal under Danish law and should remain so. ”
According to IFPI, the misunderstanding could have arisen “from IFPI Denmark’s support for business models based on paid services, streaming and flat monthly fees. IFPI Denmark – concludes the note – sees them as models that can meet the desires of consumers to enjoy music in new and intriguing ways, and consequently supports them together with other legitimate models such as the sale of downloads or traditional CDs “.