With this corporate war against internet radio, all I hear in my head is Freddie Mercury singing about 'Radio Ga-Ga'. Anyhow, it's a shame little stations like the 'Radio Free Tiny Pineapple' have to shutdown because of the recent Gov rulings.<br><br>However, something interesting occurred to me. The guy that ran that station claims he still will run it, but only for himself. That is, he streams his favorite music to himself when he's at work. So this begets a question: if he didn't make his station public (as it was), could he invite friends to listen to it? Send them a private email so that they could find the station?<br><br>It's kind of like loaning someone a videotape, or showing it at a party. As long as you don't invite the world to freely borrow the tape, can't you 'loan' it to as many people as you like?<br><br>I guess I'm sensing a loophole here. Do you?<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
nope...technically, if it is something that could be found, even on accident over the internet, then he should be paying the fees for having 1 listener (himself). he could password protect this stream and possibly get around the fee, but merely not providing the address is not enough.<br><br>now, if he wanted to host it on a server outside of the US...<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
he could password protect this stream and possibly get around the fee<br><br>That's what I was thinking, and by doing such, he could actually charge people to listen to his station, kind of like a private club-- which of course-- takes the current legislation and backfires it. Instead of the artist/corporations getting more money, they actually facilitate third parties into making money.<br><br>I think what may result from all this is that individual artists my stream only their music. So if you like, say, Kay Hanley, instead of her selling out to corporate radio-- that won't play her anyway-- she simply streams her music from her site and asks for a donation. (I say stream because software exists that allows you to rip streams and keep them.)<br><br>I know that model sounds goofy, but my gut tells me that this is where it's all going. If corporations won't sign an artist or play their music, than let iTunes or your iPod be your radio station, ad free. How to supply it? Indie artists stream you music via some software which forces you to Paypal them a few bucks for the privilege.<br><br>Something along those lines..<br><br>(Don't mind me, just thinking out loud..)<br><br>Do you rhumba? Excellent! Now pick a rhumba and sit down.. GM
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