After talks coordinated by the government, it turns out that ISPs and record companies could offer legal broadband subscription services that permit file sharing of music by the end of this year. This would make the UK the second nation, after South Korea, where this takes place. However, no deals have been signed yet and some details still need to be worked out.
This could possibly be the end of large-scale music piracy in this country, and would certainly be a big change in how music is distributed. Personallt I may go for one of these packages, providing that I get to keep music after the subscription has ended, unlike current subscription services.
Any other opinions on this?