Unless Congress acts, thousands of internet radio stations will go offline this weekend. If you haven’t already contacted your Senators and Congressperson, please take a few moments to do so. For more information, please visit SaveNetRadio.org.
My Chicago Tribune op-ed on internet radio was quoted in the Idaho Statesman this morning. You can read the article here:
It looks like internet radio may have a temporary stay of execution. From Wired Magazine, via SaveNetRadio.org:
A coalition of webcasters have worked out a deal with the recording industry that could temporarily stave off a portion of crippling net radio royalties set to take effect Sunday, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
The deal is not final but creates a window for webcasters to continue broadcasting while a more lasting solution is sought. Webcasters have said the fees would effectively force many services that personalize individual channels for listeners to close shop by the end of the weekend.