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killing radio stars

Posted to Poetry and Politics




Ok, so now that corporate radio has managed to suck the life blood out of broadcasting by dictating nationalized playlists, increasing advertising spots, blackmailing artists (Clear Channel owns venues in most of the cities it owns stations in: use their venue or you'll find yourself blacklisted from all the area's major radio stations), etc. There's a fantastic move on the part of the recording industry to make small scale and nonprofit internet broadcasts financially impossible. Read more about it here:
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~willr/cb/sos/
Also, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act makes almost any form of digital music copying illegal -- even what would be considered fair use copies under the Home Recording Act, because the HRA does not include computers.
Does anybody care?
--violet9ish