Subscribe to become a VIP member of SST!

· Request More Often
· Unshared Requests
· Request Countdown Timer
· Request Ready Indicator
· Your Request History
· Access To The VIP Forum
· Add More Favorites

:: Click Here To Upgrade ::

:: Give VIP as a Gift ::

Listen Live!

Donation Meter

Make donations with PayPal!
Monthly Goal:


13 Donations:

Death.FM (May-21) ARny $33.00 (May-20) epsi42 $20.00 (May-18) Anonymous $100.00
Adagio.FM (May-14) PeteC $50.00 (May-14) MissJubilee $5.00
Death.FM (May-13) deedsofflesh $5.00 (May-12) martino $15.00 (May-10) _patrice $20.00 (May-9) marcobolo $5.00 (May-6) molossus $15.00
Death.FM (May-3) SeclusionSolution $50.00
Death.FM (May-2) pesadelo $50.00 (May-2) klingon50 $10.00


Last Month's Donors
Death.FM (Apr-30) lawless $9.99
Death.FM (Apr-30) krazyormus $50.00 (Apr-29) sifi_zonkoid $50.00 (Apr-29) martino $20.01 (Apr-28) JimmyJazz $10.00
Adagio.FM (Apr-28) AveD $20.00



Meet & Greet World Tour
:: Tour Dates Thread ::


:: SSTore ::

Save Internet Radio for dummies

Post new topic   Reply to topic Forum Index -> Streaming
View previous topic :: View next topic 
Author Message

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 1:58 pm   Post subject: Save Internet Radio for dummies Reply with quote

Okay, I hate politics, and have no clue about how the American system works. All I know that it plain sucks [Wink]

But I am curious how the situation is at the moment. I see Jeric posting about modifying the playlist next year. So I guess the danger is over now, or has the 'deadline' just moved?

Could someone enlighten me in english preferable in about 1 to 5 sentences [Smile]
USA jk2silly

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Member#: 30
Posts: 581
Location: Philadelphia Pa USA

jk2silly is offline View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail View jk2silly's Favorites
Skype Name
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:22 am   Post subject: Save Internet Radio for dummies Reply with quote

The short form of what is going on is that the record companies (RIAA) want the internet radio companies to pay a "royalty" 17 cents (US) if I am not mistaken for every song for every listener of that that song. What that comes to is that if you have 120 people listening when a song comes on jeric would have to pay the record company $20.40 (US) for just that one song! Over an hour there are probably 15 songs which comes to $306.00. This is more than Jeric probably gets in donations in a month. (probably more than 2 months actually). Over the course of 1 day he would have to pay (using the above figures) $7344.00! In short. If the plan for this goes through, Internet radio based out of any country that has signed into the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) WILL shut down as nobody can support that sort of extortion.

As an American citizen I have been writing to my congress persons to urge them to fight this and to protect Internet radio but unfortunately they seem to be more concerned with "protecting" the record companies (see other posts on this site for more on what that means) than internet radio so as a pessimist I do not hold much hope. [Frown] I will keep sending the letters and hope and pray that SST is still here a year from now.
A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day. - Calvin -
Display posts from previous:
Post new topic   Reply to topic Forum Index -> Streaming All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Forums ©

Copyright © 2001-2019 24seven.FM, LLC All rights reserved.
Comments, images, and trademarks are property of their respective owners.
You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php or ultramode.txt. Robots may follow the Sitemap.