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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Visitors may soon travel to the Isle of Man not just for low tax rates, "spuds and herrin", or to gape at the Bee Gees' birthplace -- they may go to download music. The island's government has announced plans to introduce a compulsory music licence, allowing unlimited legal music downloads.
Speaking at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, the Manx inward investment minister explained that the island has achieved 100% broadband penetration and now seeks that its citizens be able to download music with impunity -- under an island-wide blanket licence.
"At the end of the day, we're not going to stop piracy," Ron Berry said. …