Some have proposed “alternative compensation schemes” as a means of compensating copyright owners and creators for P2P activity while avoiding litigation. Some have proposed a streamlined dispute resolution system that would allow for enforcement in a manner analogous to the UDRP model. Others question whether private copying should necessarily be viewed as illegal and whether any alternative compensation scheme is viable. With all of these proposals, the question remains as to whether “alternative compensation” is really alternative.
William W. Fisher, III, et al., Copyright & Privacy - Through the Wide-Angle Lens, 4 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 285 (2005)