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  1. #1
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    Angry Why web-radio died...

    http://www.kurthanson.com/archive/news/062402/index.asp

    Excerpt:

    The voluntary royalty deal between Yahoo! and the RIAA that the Librarian of Congress announced as his template for the entire industry last week was a deal crafted by Yahoo! to shut out small webcasters and decrease competition, Broadcast.com founder and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban revealed to RAIN on Friday.

    Although he had left the company by the time the deal was signed, Cuban explained in a "RAIN Reader Feedback" e-mail, printed in its entirety below, that the deal conceded a high royalty price to avoid a "percentage-of-revenue" royalty rate.

    By doing this, Cuban explains, he hoped that low- revenue webcasters would be unable to compete against the well-funded Yahoo!

    Cuban also explains that he wanted a per-stream deal because he intended to use "multicasting" technology to serve multiple listeners with a single stream and report only the initial streams to the RIAA!

  2. #2
    Class action lawsuit, anyone?

  3. #3
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    Originally posted by bambenek
    Class action lawsuit, anyone?
    Wow, everyone's so lawyer-happy around here! Maybe thought should be given to adding a forum to the advertising section where lawyers can advertise their services. LOL

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    The United States is so anti-individual the only recourse is the courts in many cases against the tyranny of the system...

  5. #5
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    Originally posted by bambenek
    The United States is so anti-individual the only recourse is the courts in many cases against the tyranny of the system...
    I'll leave that political arguement to someone else, thank you very much. Suffice it to say that I disagree with you 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000%

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