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Re: Webcasting royalty plan rejected

"Tony Abruzzese" wrote:

> I received this tid bit courtesy of the Edupage news digest.
> <snip>
> Small Web radio stations, including many college and other nonprofit
> stations, had complained that CARP's proposal would put them out of
> business because the rate, $.0014 per song played, was too high. The
> Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had sought a royalty
> rate higher than the one CARP proposed.

Perhaps if all college stations stopped playing all music for a few
and no new bands were given any exposure at all, the RIAA (read
record companies) might "see the error of their ways."  BUT, just try to
get unilateral cooperation!  Might as well wish for Whirled Peas!

Roger Kirk