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Monday, March 19, 2007

Shut it down... R.I.P. Internet Radio

I've seen dozens of stories float to the top of the blogosphere and MSM these past few days regarding this onerous provision (courtesy of the geniuses at the RIAA) whereby internet radio stations will have to pay fees PER SONG, rather than a blanket license.

Well that was fun while it lasted, wasn't it?

Anyway, my only suggestion right now? Within 72 hours, someone needs to record a PSA explaining this mess in 30-45 seconds. Have every single internet radio company run this ALL DAY on a weekday.

Why? Because the majority of the users don't have a flippin' clue about what is going on. The RIAA and our elected goofballs in congress know darn well we're all too distracted to really pay attention. But believe me, when Sally X turns on her little web radio doohickey the nice IT guy secretly set up for her (ain't crushes cute?), and all she gets is a terse explanation of why she'll never get to listen to David Sanborn again? Oh yeah, there will finally be a modicum of outcry from someone other than the Slashdot crowd.

THEN those bozos in D.C. will have to listen to their constituents for a change.

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