The Day of Silence - Save Internet Radio
I had hoped today would not arrive, but it's here: The Day of Silence. Internet radio webcasters and some public radio stations across the United States have turned off their regular music programming in protest of the federal Copyright Royalty Board's unacceptable new per-song/per-user royalty fees.
CALL YOUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE NOW TO ASK THEM TO CO-SPONSOR THE INTERNET RADIO EQUALITY ACT, S. 1353 IN THE SENATE AND H.R. 2060 IN THE HOUSE!
The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger!
Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date. Internet radio needs your help!
The Internet Radio Equality Act has recently been introduced in both the House and Senate to save the Internet radio industry. Please call your senators and your representative to ask them to co-sponsor the Internet Radio Equality Act
Two of my favorite webcasters, Delicious Agony Progressive Progressive Rock Radio and Prog Palace Radio are silent, and I'm sad for it. Please help save Internet radio. Visit SaveNetRadio.org. Call your reps in Congress and let them know you don't want corporate greed to destroy the music. Spasiba!
Raketonosci – Missile Carriers
If your preferred Internet radio webcaster is offline today, you can listen and watch "Raketonosci", filled with some of Captain Kosmos' favorite jet aircraft: the USSR's Tupolev-16 Badger, Tu-22 Blinder, and Tu-22M Backfire bombers, set to a rousing Russian tune about the "Missile Carriers."
Until next time, D’os Vadanya.