I'm giving a copyright talk, and this is one of the subjects. You're all creative artists here; some of you might also be musicians. I'm curious how people feel about the compulsory licensing scheme for covering music (i.e. that you can cover and release another artist's song without their permission). Thoughts on advantages of the system, disadvantages, whether it impacts the author's moral right, and so on. Not meant to be a debate thread, I'm just gathering ideas and impressions that I can think about as I head into the talk on this subject.