Greater Media pushing for defeat of "performance tax"
Sat Jun 20 14:15:25 EDT 2009
<<On Sat, 20 Jun 2009 12:28:57 -0400, Richard Chonak <email@example.com> said:
> The radio industry argues that this discrepancy has only existed a few
> years, and was created by legislation that the recording industry
> promoted, and that the RIAA did so on the rationale that digital media
> were more conducive to the creation of high-quality copies than were
> broadcast media.
Spurious argument. The royalty scheme applies to all digital
broadcasting, not just Internet streaming. Sirius XM has to pay, too,
even though it's particularly difficult to make a high-quality copy of
their low-quality audio.
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