Savenetradio.org has been ever vigilant in their efforts to reverse a draconian decision by The Copyright Royalty Board to price-gouge Internet Radio out of exisitance. Sadly, the will of the people pales in comparison to the will of the wealthy. The following just arrived in my email in-box:
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 12TH
Time and options are running out for Internet Radio. Late this afternoon, the court DENIED the emergency stay sought on behalf of webcasters, millions of listeners and the artists and music they support.
UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS BY JULY 15th, the new ruinous royalty rates will be going into effect on Sunday, threatening the future of all internet radio.
We are appealing to the millions of Internet radio listeners out there, the webcasters they support and the artists and labels we treasure to rise up and make your voices heard again before this vibrant medium is silenced. Even if you have already called, we need you to call again.
I plan on calling tomorrow afternoon, as the girlfriend is sleeping in the other room and wouldn't much appreciate my passionate ranting into the voice mail of my district representative. In the interim, I have written this:( Read more... )