“Webcasters are calling for a day of silence in protest of the elevated royalty fees imposed by the recording industry. The article says that even larger operators and public radio broadcasters like Rhapsody, Real Networks and Yahoo might join in on the protest.
So far, Live365 and AccuRadio.com have agreed to cease their music programming on June 26, save for brief audio public service announcements sprinkled throughout the day, according to a Wednesday report by Kurt Hanson of the Radio and Internet Newsletter,. So has the online presence of KCRW, the Southern California-based public radio station.”
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In protest to the rise in both the minimum royalty payment, and the price per listener per hour, webcasters are planning a day of silence on Tuesday, June 26th. The royalties do not come into effect until July 15th, so the participants still have some time to attempt to get it changed. [H]ard|OCP can supply you with the tools you need to get the whole story.