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[Mar. 19th, 2007|03:53 pm]
Beemer
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.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-03-20 01:19 pm (UTC)
But it occasionally leads to things like KanKon, so it can't be all bad!

I think the lack of recompense to artists for airplay may be a part of the whole "artists hate the RIAA" thing. Nothing about implicit artist payment leapt out of my (admittedly scanty) research, but that doesn't necessarily figure. Since we're currently in the midst of yet another payola scandal, I think maybe it goes the other way, if anything? Dunno.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2007-03-20 01:32 pm (UTC)
Er, you mean Kon Kan. (I was just listening to that last night at the gym!)

I didn't realize there was yet another payola scandal in the US. Oy.

I should listen to one of my music streams now, just to have done so some more. I'm not sure in the case of the one I have in my iTunes how I even could pay them...
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