Save Net Radio!
Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:41 PM
Due to increased royalty fees associated with copyrights, a lot of stations will go offline.
Act Now! goto http://savenetradio.org to help!
Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:20 PM
Posted 27 April 2007 - 12:16 AM
Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:14 AM
im with liv I think that if they are paying royalties then changes are they are making money off it anyway * or at least trying too *
Posted 27 April 2007 - 11:30 AM
Posted 27 April 2007 - 12:25 PM
Edited by BigBrother, 27 April 2007 - 12:25 PM.
Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:23 PM
When they talk about internet radio are they talking about all the shoutcast stations and icecast stations or are they commercial stations they are talking about? I was under the impression that most of those shoutcast/icecast stations aren't paying royalties anyways.
Yes, if you broadcast online, you 'technically' need to pay royalties for the music you broadcast.
Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:14 PM
however, I enjoy listening to streaming radio although my ISP seems
to restrict this somewhat, but I would not like to see this important
media streaming dissapear just because some fat cats probably want
Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:36 PM
The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date. Internet radio needs your help! The Internet Radio Equality Act has recently been introduced in both the House (H.R. 2060) and Senate (S. 1353) to save the Internet radio industry.
This is what happens when you rely on the internet for advertising We fail.
Anyway being across the pond doesn't mean your exempt from this. There are tons of US based stations that you may listen to that will not operate anymore. Maybe soon something like this will go to the UK? You may never know! This is the kind of injustice that ANYONE can fight.
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