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Update: Internet Radio Gets a Reprieve

July 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Activism, Culture, Internet, Media, Music, News

Save Internet RadioFor those who’ve been following the “Internet Radio Is in Danger of Being Shut Down Forever” story (background here), there’s some good news.

According to Wired News, as a result of the massive outcry Congress heard from listeners, SoundExchange is backing away from the draconic royalty rate structure that would have put Internet radio out of business.

New rates will still have to be negotiated, so the story isn’t over, but this is a really good sign. Everyone who called or wrote their elected officials should pat themselves on the back. Go read the Wired News post for all the details. More info also at the SaveNetRadio.org site.

Thanks to Minnesota Malcolm for the tip!

Previously on Ocelopotamus:

      • Save Internet Radio Campaign Update — Day of Silence Tuesday, June 26


2 Comments so far ↓

  • Malcolm

    Thanks for the shout out and especially the original info/call to action.

  • Aaron

    YAAAAAYYYY! They listened, for once.

    For the record, I was very disappointed in Barack Obama’s reply, an automatically-generated e-mail, to be sure, but still carefully drafted to reflect his position on the issue, which is–well, nothing, apparently. He promises to give the issue his “full attention.” (Until, no doubt, a probable winner becomes apparent, in which case the Budding Rock Star Politician will back THAT party.)

    (Yes, I’m cynical. No, I’m not sorry.)