May 1, 2002
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Help Save Internet Radio
Today is the Internet Radio Day of Silence, with internet radio stations broadcasting an S.O.S. over new legislation that would require them to pay royalties that are more than 200% of their total gross income. Lend a hand and help protect this young, uncommercialized media source.
posted by mathowie (5 comments total)

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This didn't create much buzz the other day when y2karl mentioned it - I hope there's more interest today.
posted by iconomy at 12:02 PM on May 1, 2002

Here's a channel broadcasting some great anti-CARP music
posted by mathowie at 12:13 PM on May 1, 2002

Matt, is this your first, er, post with more than a passing resemblance to a previous one? Welcome aboard!

*flees screaming*

posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:16 PM on May 1, 2002

but Miguel, today's the big day, and it deserves a mention. I know it's been discussed a few times before.

By the way, here's the best link you will see today: Fax a pre-written letter to your congressmen from a web browser.

It doesn't get any easier than that.
posted by mathowie at 12:22 PM on May 1, 2002

Why should internet radio be exempt from paying royalties? Is it the same reasoning that makes people think stealing music (via mp3 copying) is OK? I know this sounds like a troll but I really really don't understand why some people think copying mp3's of copyrighted material or commercially using someone else's music without paying for it is any different than shoplifting the CD from Tower Records.

If an internet radio station can't survive without stealing it needs a new business model.
posted by plaino at 12:32 PM on May 1, 2002

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