Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Please make a few phone calls... urgently

There's not much time left, at this writing.
The new regulation that has dramatically hiked music use fees for this form of broadcast only (not, say, radio) is an absurdity and an anachronism that will kill one of the most functional, egalitarian, small-scale, legitimate uses of the Internet without beginning to address the very real piracy issues that it distracts from.

Neither does it do anything about large-scale corporate music use/resale/broadcasting. It actually harms the artists, in many ways, including -- at the most basic level -- removing a powerful vector of advertising their product.

If you haven't already, go call.

And thank you.

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