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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007, 4:45 am

Saving Internet Radio When Laws Are Changed

Girl covers ears

INTERNET radio is still in danger. The major record labels cannot cope with or accept disruptive technologies, so they decide to use money and power change rules (or more more precisely—rewtrite the law).

This is an interesting debate because the same thing has been happening with proprietary software vendors (even though it’s a lost cause). In the case of radio, broadcasters unite and fight back.

There is no greater enemy of the music business than the music industry itself. Never before in the history of mass entertainment have we witnessed an industry who worked harder to destroy itself. Maybe once upon a time, music companies tried to expand their business and reach wider audiences, but those days ended long ago…and if the RIAA has its way, they’ll be gone for good.

Good luck beating the RIAA. I bet they know many people in the Establishment, so this battle will be a hard one to win.

2 Responses to “Saving Internet Radio When Laws Are Changed”

  1. Anita Says:

    Can the RIAA do anything about independent artists and labels? I don’t think so … this is why I primarily listen to independent music, which is much more eclectic and fun to listen to anyway.

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    @ Anita: yes, I agree, but what if distribution channels are sabotaged indiscriminately? Look at the P2P FUD that’s being spread. Bruce S. reckons that the RIAA pulls string at the PTO.

    File sharing could threaten personal and national security

    ,—-[ Quote ]
    | A recent government report says that the old adage “buyer beware” now
    | even applies to those who are not technically buying anything at all.
    | Despite the reputation of “free” downloads, much of the illegal file
    | sharing done on the internet comes at a steep price: personal and
    | national security.
    `—-

    http://www.edn.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA6424471&partner=eb&spacedesc=news

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