Thursday, April 19, 2007

The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. The Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, DC has more than tripled the royalty rates for webcasters and left unchanged they will kill Internet radio. These exorbitant rates go into effect on May 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). Without Congressional action the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date.

Disclaimer: I haven't bothered reading into this too much, but I cannot understand how this is a reasonable move!? As users of the 'net, we all need to work hard to protect our freedoms. This include online Radio.

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