Do these fucking retards think that The World is their property?
In a word ... yes
When you buy a smart phone, they collect something like 40 euros. They make more money on the smart phone than the manufacturer does! And they collect that because you "could" uses it to store and play music. But, if you were actually to do such a thing, which you have now paid for with the 40 euro surcharge, you would be committing a criminal act. And the smart phone is just the tip of the iceberg.
A friend of mine is a musician and plays in clubs. He plays his own music and the club still has to pay GEMA more money than he makes. So, yes, they at least think they own all music. This is my opinion, of course. (My lawyer says I have to write that so they don't sue me).