The Inquirer reports that the European Commission is contemplating reforming the copyright system in Member States. Too much red tape is said to be faced in order to secure the right to make music downloads available in Europe since companies who want to make music available have to negotiate rights in 25 different countries. It appears that a single licensing agency of some sort for all 25 EU Members is being contemplated.
The IPKat did a quick search on the EU website but couldn’t find the proposal. If anyone has an details, he’d be very happy to hear from them.