Will there be a BBC-like license for P2P?

Andy Oram on Tim Oreilly's Radar Blog, reports that the Danish branch of the International Federation of Phonogram and Videogram Producers (IFPI) is considering allowing unrestricted downloads of music for a monthly fee, just like UK's BBC TV License.

Using an approach similar to popular eat-as-much-as-you-can restaurants, they plan to charge a fairly small fee (roughly £10 per month) per broadband user.

This looks like a promising idea especially when taking into consideration, the amount of negative PR (and abuse) that entities like the Recording Industry and Movie Producers Associations of America have endured, the amount of money paid to lawyers and in developing Digital Rights Management solutions and the systematic alienation that consumers have been subjected to.

Back in August 2007, French ISP, Neuf Cegetel signed a deal with Universal Music to give ISP customers unlimited access to the Universal Catalog for a mere £40.

Both companies though are owned by Vivendi and the video and music files are protected by Microsoft's DRM system.