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June 25, 2007

Web Radio Day of Silence Today

Web radio broadcasters are shutting down on Tuesday to protest the impending rise in royalty rates scheduled to take effect on July 15th.  Congress is considering action to overturn royalty rates established by the Copyright Royalty Tribunal that stations say would drive them out of the market.  The "Day of Silence" is to give listeners a taste of what would happen if the new rates stand.  Oh, and to drum up support as well. 

Hello darkness my old friend....  The story is in the Washington Post, and the Globe and Mail, whose story reminds us that the Internet is international and domestic U.S. laws don't always apply when web sites are driven out of the country.

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