Tuesday, October 22, 2002

the reports of internet radio's death...

...appear to have been exagerated.

"Jesse Helms killed Internet radio," was a quote from a Business Week article that described the stalling in the Senate of a last minute bill to help keep small webcasters from paying large royalty fees. But, as a Reuters article in Forbes later noted: "Smaller Internet broadcasters won a stay of execution over the weekend as musicians and record labels agreed to accept lower royalty payments that could prevent many from going out of business." I'm glad this compromise for the smaller online stations came about. The web would have been a much quieter place without it.

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