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[News] RIAA -- Like Microsoft -- Discovers That Attacking/Illegalising Competitors is Easier Than Competing

  • Subject: [News] RIAA -- Like Microsoft -- Discovers That Attacking/Illegalising Competitors is Easier Than Competing
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 21:54:59 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Congrats, RIAA: Chilling Effects Have Killed Interest In New Digital Music

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| We've noticed that pretty much every single new and innovative digital music 
| startup that pops up eventually gets sued by the record labels. 


Fee fight may leave you dining in silence

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| Restaurants and clubs threaten to pull plug over bid to increase background 
| music fees 



Mr. Corgan Goes to Washington to Lobby for Radio Royalties

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| What the proposed law would mean is that while only Corgan gets paid if a
| Smashing Pumpkins song gets played on the radio, anyone who played an
| instrument on the track would also get paid. Plus, Corgan could get paid if a
| radio station plays a cover song of another band done by the Smashing
| Pumpkins.


How to Silence Talk Radio: Tax the Industry to Death

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| Enter the politicians. Those (like me) who see the opportunity laid out
| before them to silence talk radio are chomping at the bit to orchestrate how
| this all unfolds.
| Obviously, by taxing radio to play music the result will be less music sales
| not more. If you tax something, you get less of it. Taxing music means less
| music. Less music means less sales. Less sales means less money.



US politicians back Act to save internet radio

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| A law that could save internet radio stations from having to make payouts
| they claim will cripple them has been approved by the US House of
| Representatives and is expected to pass into law.


Internet radio strikes deal with music Mafiaa

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| Previously, online radio stations would pay $0.000768 for each copyrighted
| tune they played, but in 2007 the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) tried to
| increase that figure by up to 1,200 per cent, which sent many a well-loved
| wibblecaster scurrying for the hills.


The Internet Radio Death Watch

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| Don't forget, vast illegal file-sharing networks are still operating just a
| few clicks away. The RIAA's legal Whac-A-Mole has barely slowed them down. If
| this unfair royalty scheme kills off legal, legitimate businesses like
| Pandora and the recently shut-down Muxtape, those users will simply go
| somewhere else. And that destination is more likely to be BitTorrent than a
| record store. The record industry may think it is killing off Internet radio,
| but it's merely opening Pandora's box.


Pandora Reaching Its Epilogue?

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| Many are predicting the upcoming demise of the company as a result of a
| federal panel ruling ordering them to pay twice the royalties to artists that
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| they already were.


Pandora can't make money, may pull the plug

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| Buckling under the weight of the Internet radio royalty hike that
| SoundExchange pushed through last July, Pandora may pull its own plug soon.
| Despite being one of the most popular Internet radio services, the company
| still isn't making money, and its founder, Tim Westergren, says it can't last
| beyond its first payment of the higher royalties
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Royalty fee 'to damage net radio'

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| Hundreds of US net radio stations face potential closure from Monday when
| they will be expected to comply with a new royalties ruling for playing
| music.
| Smaller stations face a payment increase of 1,200% while larger station could
| owe up to 300% more, lobby group SaveNetRadio has said.

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