Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Today's Brew | Net Radio Controversy

Bryan Jay Miller, WOXY.com

It’s the end of the stream as we know it...
Or is it? A look at the internet radio controversy

Writer: Chris Dahlen
Paste Magazine Features, Issue 33, Published online on 02 Jul 2007

The beauty of Internet radio has always been that it slipped right by the whole debate. You could hear all the music in the world, yet nobody actually gave away the shop: The music passed by in a stream instead of stopping on your hard drive, and stealing it was more trouble than just clicking a button and paying for it. This could all change in July — although not everyone will go down easily. (Chris Dahlen)

Read the full article ovah here.

By now, most of you know that the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing last week about the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision to hike royalty rates for online broadcasters, such as WOXY.com. The impact of the royalty hike on webcasters, especially small webcasters, could be devastating to this young, burgeoning medium, and is scheduled to take effect on July 15th. (entry from WOXY website, submitted by Mike)

Watch WOXY.com goes to Washington ovah here.

Read KEXP's response to the CRB decision ovah here.

Read Bagel Radio's entry about the matter ovah here.

My recent entry about this ovah here.


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