France Cancels Flat-Fee Download Plan

French legislators have withdrawn a plan that would have imposed a flat fee for music and movie downloads. “Radical legislators had proposed setting a fee on internet usage that would allow users to download both movies and music for a fee of about eight euros ($11) a month. The fee would be used to reimburse artists. The idea was heavily opposed by recording studios and film associations around the world who said it would rob them of income.”