Tuesday, June 26, 2007
day of silence
KCRW is airing special programming today about the Internet Radio Equality Act, which has bipartisan support in Congress. If the Act is not passed and other efforts don't succeed, then webcasters will have to pay royalties for each song they air (which would limit the wide range of songs we hear, and could put some of the smaller webcasters out of business). The programming describes the effects that the new rates will have on their ability to stream and to serve audiences online.