Japan to allow anyone to post TV content online

Japanese officials are weighing a measure to allow anyone to post content captured from broadcast TV so long as they pay a compulsory fee to do so. The fee would then be shared with the content owner. The problem, of course, is that the users can post the clip without any permission, meaning the content providers or service providers no longer have a say over how their content gets used and viewed. That said, TV content will be promoted much more, and the content companies will be paid for the viewer's right to post it. No word on how pricey the fee would be, however.

For more on Japan's TV licensing plans:
- see this post from Techdirt