Radio silence

Internet radio stations aren’t broadcasting today. It’s their “mayday” (pun intended) to the public. In three weeks, the Librarian of Congress will announce whether or not they have decided to follow the CARP (Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel) recommendations for unfairly high royalty rates and draconian listener-tracking. In case you were wondering, the people behind CARP were the RIAA and the record companies, who’d love nothing better than to make it prohibitively expensive to start an independent Internet radio station. That would clear the way for the record companies to provide you with subscription-based services, allowing them to charge you several times for the same music.

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For the love of music, please act quickly.

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