nope, not to replace licensing... but more as a revenue and collective structure for shooting organisations, without them getting tangled together themselves. I think it would mandatory for the organisations in the scheme, after all, they would lose the benefit if they still had to cater for their previous method of collecting revenue and supporting their membership with news etc
so you might get a passport insurance scheme, a passport magazine/website, perhaps an advance payment scheme, a collective body with numbers that are a sum of it's parts, and one media voice (assuming the numbers were large enough to support it).
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