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[Mar. 19th, 2007|03:53 pm]
I subscribe to a website (www.di.fm) that streams trance music all day for me to listen to at work, all day, every day.

This makes me happy.

On March 2nd, the Copyright Royalty Board made a decision about rates for webcasts that is likely to destroy Internet radio utterly.

This makes me unhappy.

FAQ here, write your congresscritter here.

I want the ability to wave my magic wand and cause organizations things that displease me to suffer catastrophic existence failure. Grr.

[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-03-20 04:23 am (UTC)
Traditional radio stations pay royalties only to the songwriter, not to the artist, and collectively negotiate a royalty rate based on their expected revenues. Those rates look to be about 1/5 to 1/8th the new streaming royalty rates.
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