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Renting a car is something that millions do every year but if an industry group gets its way a portion of hire revenue will soon be hitting the music industry. Swedish collection outfit STIM says that car stereos perform music to the public and as a result rental companies are breaching copyright if they don't have a suitable license.
wait what?does sweden have car stereos that are able to play music that hasn't already had it's royalties paid?do they need to pay these licence fee's for anything that is able to reproduce music? phones, radio's, computers or for that matter guitars, pianos or harmonicas?
IIRC there has already been issues related to the ability for car stereos to 'backup' music libraries, I can't remember the specifics.