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News Proposed law may save net radio

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 30 Apr 2007.

  1. Tim S

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  2. Cuban

    Cuban What's a Dremel?

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    hope this works, a lot of the net stations i listen to are us based.
     
  3. airchie

    airchie What's a Dremel?

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    I hope it goes through before mid-may, otherwise it may be pointless.

    In your face RIAA!! :D
     
  4. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    I for sure hope it passes, I listen to a few US based radio stations online, most of which are driven by donations from listeners, mearly to keep the servers running so that we may enjoy the services.

    If the bill was not to be passed I feel that a lot of online only stations will drop like a lead ballon, of which we would have the RIAA to thank for improving??!? sorry destroying!!! the media industry for many more of us around the world, outside of the US!.

    /rant off.
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Hopefully it'll pass. But what next for RIAA? Taxes on music used in videos on YouTube? Taxes for listening to your .mp3s on your own mp3 player above a certain dB level as anybody might be able to listen to it too while sitting next to you on the bus? I'm amazed what ideas those guys pull out of their hats. Innovative. :)
     
  6. airchie

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    So true.
    If only they would use that innovation to think of new ways to get the masses the songs they want, the way they want for a reasonable price.

    At least then everyone wouldn't hate them. As much. Maybe. :D
     
  7. devdevil85

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    And they wonder why so many people are Bit-torrenting.....

    'Word-of-mouth' is the best marketing tool and it spreads quicker than wildfire. The only way to do this is to cut song prices in half in order to get a wider consumer base and then let the talking go from there. Seriously!, I would pay $0.30 for a song w/o DRM (along with 90% of the world), but that's it. Even $0.79 WITH DRM is ridiculous!

    Internet Radio is the best, most affordable method for advertisng new songs which woudl give artists the ability to sell songs that otherwise wouldn't hit the radio, which would in turn profit companies under the RIAA. Internet Radio is a win-win in my opinion.
     
  8. pendragon

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    boy I hope this gets passed
     
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    I've been listening to web radio for a while now, and many of the stations I enjoy most are based in the US and face closure due to this legislation. Fingers crossed that nobody from the RIAA or CRB etc tries to slow congress down in overturning the new fees. I took a look at the http://www.savenetradio.org/ website the other day, and noticed that there's not really any way for people oustide the USA to have their voices heard; does anyone know how people outside the USA can show their support?
     
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    i wrote to my reps and senators, ( Harry Reid actually responded) i think it may pass
     
  11. Mr T

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    A life without DI.fm wont be worth living :( Long live internet radio.

    If this new law comes to place all its going to do is force internet radio down the same road as bittorrent etc. Using servers in countries that dont give a crap about copywrite law.
     
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