the world and his wife already knew this, as does every politician, law maker, industry and business head. the thing we have all been waiting for is for someone in a really powerful position to have the balls to come out and say it!!
now let's see the games begin because even without any new laws implemented specifically over copyright on music, movies, etc etc, every one of the freakin 'Trade Deals' that come out, written specifically by those industries etc above and implemented behind closed doors and under total secrecy, so that us ordinary people dont have a say in their content and dont know what the content is until it's too late to change and we have already been screwed anyway, contains copyright sections that make it harder to get stuff, whether listening or watching, and have greater punishments put in place by the politicians and law makers, in return for 'aiding the campaign coffers'. politicians are the ones who have done whatever the entertainment industries have demanded, regardless of the effects on the people who voted those politicians into office, simply because they received 'incentives' to do so. let's see how long this attitude lasts and how far it gets. personally, i wouldn't care if the entertainment industries, particularly those from the USA just packed up and stopped ripping people off over in the EU with their outrageous prices. it would show they aren't needed and give a lot more home-grown talent greater opportunities to flourish!!