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[News] The Hollywood MAFIAA Sends Hired Guns to Washington to Essentially Illegalise Radio

  • Subject: [News] The Hollywood MAFIAA Sends Hired Guns to Washington to Essentially Illegalise Radio
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 02:19:19 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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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.   


Land of the Fee.

The moguls behave like criminals and adopt the same approach as Microsoft with
software patents lobbying.


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
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| 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
`----                             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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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