Re: Playing Music on your Podcasts!

  • From: "Brent Harding" <bharding@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 21:15:19 -0600

I wonder how ACB will do it, hope not just close up shop on the streaming altogether. The rest of the shows are safe. I noticed the main menu theme changed though, thought because of this issue, but I've yet to hear something like it just played on the radio either.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chrissie" <chrissie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: Playing Music on your Podcasts!

Oh dear, what a can of worms has been opened with this. I can well see that
artists should get paid for what they do, that's only fair, however, I
wonder how much money that the RIAA collect actually goes to any of the
artists at all, rather than their administrator/bean counters? I wouldn't
mind betting more than actually any artists see. Where will it end. Will a
person caught whistling a tune on the street be had up for copyright
infringement - okay that's tongue in cheek but even so... Btw, as far as
ACB Radio Interactive is concerned, I believe this whole thing is in the
process of being dealt with by ACB itself. I'd like to hope that the RIAA's
aim is not to shut people down by making things so prohibitively expensive
that no one can do anything but, I guess when you're in an industry that's
changing as rapidly as the music industry is, you're going to try and hold
on to what you know for as long as you can and also grab as much as you can
out of it. It does seem though that the whole thing of copyright needs
updating worldwide.

Just my two cents worth.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Monty Icenogle KD6CAE" <monty@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: Playing Music on your Podcasts!

I personally believe that a broadcaster or podcaster when casting via the
internet should be able to play whatever he/she desires. The RIAA and
related goons should not be allowed to tell us what we can play or how we
can play it!
As I see it, nothing is being stolen, and to me the only way for us to
these goons what we think of their crazy tactics of trying to control
last little thing we do with their content, is to not give in to their
demands. Play the hell out of any music of theirs you want on your
I'm a broadcaster over at ACB radio interactive, and I enjoy being part of
such a project. I'm certainly not going to allow them to tell me what I
play and what I can't. do you realize that if I gave in to their
demands, I couldn't play 98 percent of the files I have?
In fact, I'm sure if they could they would pass some crazy law saying if
files were in any NonDRM'd format that it'd be illegal for me to have,
if I ripped them from my own purchased CD's!
They are getting way out of hand in my view, and if we give in to their
every demand, they'll be getting what they want, and that drives me up the
I'm going to continue to have fun broadcasting on interactive, and I can
only hope that some day the consumer will somehow some way win against the
truly beyond greedy RIAA!

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