In 2009, during all2gethernow a panel of people fom business, culture, and law talked on this issue. Result was an open one... yet most panelists agreed that changes would have to happen, in particular at Collecting Societies.
A high tension causes massive pressure on Collecting Societies to adapt new ideas. There certainly is a risk of missing a step.
Now, one year after - what exactly has changed? Did any collection society embrace CreativeCommons? Is there more transparence in GEMA's licensing fees? Is there room for FairUse in Europe?
What about the future? What do you expect? Are there any plans? Do you expect other, new Collecting Societies to come up?
Finally, which services does the ideal collection society offer and provide to members, licencees, and fans?