Author Topic: Please save Internet Radio !!!!  (Read 1251 times)

Borislav

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Please save Internet Radio !!!!
« on: March 27, 2007, 06:55:52 am »
http://www.savethestreams.org/

On March 2, 2007, the Copyright Royalty Board approved new music royalty rates for Internet Radio stations that have the potential to bury independent webcasters by substantially increasing royalty rates. Left unchanged, the new rates could force stations like Party107 and many others to pay thousands of dollars per month in music royalties to just one of the several agencies that stations are required to pay. The new rates also increase in future years. 2007's rates are a 37.5% increase over 2006, 2008 and 2009's rates increase by about 28% per year, and the rates increase another 5.5% in 2010. These unreasonable music royalty costs (not including other legal obligations, stream servers, and bandwidth costs) may drive many independent webcasters who have been operating legally for years off the air.

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What can I do to help?

Sign the petition
Clicking the link above leads to a petition you can sign to help raise awareness of this situation on Capitol Hill. After you've signed the petition, you can send an e-mail to other people you know to encourage them to join you.

Write your Representative and Senators directly
Click the link above to write a letter to your U.S. Representative and Senator. Don't worry if you're not sure who they are -- the system allows you to enter your ZIP code to find them! We've provided a "form" letter for you to use, but feel free to write your own. The system will allow you to send e-mail or send an actual letter. Please remember to be courteous, but be clear! Let your Representative and Senators know that their constituents are concerned about this issue.

Spread the word!
Finally, please let your friends, family, colleagues, and any you know who enjoys Internet radio that without their support, there may soon be no Internet radio to listen to! Thanks!


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Let's save the internet radio because we need it  ;)

chanderpaul

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Please save Internet Radio !!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 01:40:46 am »
This is ridiculous! Yeah we all need the services of the internet radio after all it is like life and blood to us considering it helps us to refresh ourselves while we return after a hard days work. Again there are people like me who has to work online most of the time and this requires some form of refreshment which can be  got through the music. Now if the radio goes for a toss then where on earth do we find anything equivalent to that?