此行動最令人費解的是，IFPI 真的認為聘請專人 24 小時監察全港網誌，繼而發警告信甚至檢控，真的合符成本效益嗎？還有，如果 IFPI 真的會設立合法免費使用音樂的途徑，那麼現在花人力物力來監察及檢控又有何意義？
(I make this part as I’ve post this news on digg)
IFPI HK said their main target on 2007 is stopping illegal use of music as blog background music. They will hire people to monitor all Hong Kong blogs, 24hours per day non-stop. They will send warning letter, and even sue bloggers, who use copyrighted music on their blogs. Does this action really benefit the record companies, composers and artists?
(There is no formal process for Hong Kong bloggers to pay or get permission to use music.)
A lawyer reminds that bloggers can still use music which the artist has dead 50 years ago, and IFPI has no way to sue them. Also, if the music is too short, that one can’t tell where it comes from, then IFPI will be unable to sue bloggers.
Meanwhile, they also said they may consider setting up website to provide legal use of music for blog’s background music, in which they are planning to make it free (they didn’t mention if the music will be DRMed or shorten). So what’s the point to monitor blogs and sue people now?