Save Internet Radio
Date 20-Mar-2007 9:43:32
Topic: Internet News
Please read the additional info that follows before you start reading this
Afaik, it applies to all internet radio stations located in US. That includes among them stations the big guys like Pandora, AOL, Yahoo etc.
A snippet form the link:
* Under the ruling released on March 2, Web broadcasters must pay each time a listener hears a song, at a rate that began at 0.08 cent in 2006 (the ruling applies retroactively) and rises to 0.19 cent in 2010.
* Besides increasing the charge for each song, the ruling established a $500 minimum payment for each Web channel making it difficult for companies like RealNetworks and Pandora to offer as many different kinds of music as they do now...read more stuff
Looks like every free station will be shut down. Please act and sign the
petition in the link in the upper right corner of the page.