Re: [rumori] download salvation

From: Michael Howes (
Date: Wed Aug 14 2002 - 18:15:10 PDT

>I'd go as far as to say that the danger they're combatting is much more
>about choking off internet access to the non-mainstream as it is about
>simple 'illegal copying', as always, this is about control over what you
>are exposed to. they're happy all those small fringe internet radio
>stations are getting killed; they don't want people's tastes to diversify
>because their business plans aren't sophisticated enough to micro-market.

  I think this also ties into their attack on non-commercial radio
recently. We now have to pay large sums of money to continue our stream and
have to give detailed reports of exactly what we play and how many people
were listening on our streams.

  Most, if not ALL, non-comm internet broadcasts will go black on Sept 1.

  one hilarious part of the ruling is that they will pay out $$$ to artists
and labels who aren't even part of the RIAA, but they say if they "can't
find them" then they get to keep the money.


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