Day of crickets?

Today in order to send a message to not only congress but also to listeners of streaming Internet Radio, many sites like Live365 and AccuRadio have agreed to a day of silence. They will shut down all their streams for 24 hours.

The new royalties are scheduled to kick in starting around July 15th. These new requirements could bankrupt many providers. What’s worse, royalties are to be retroactive through 2006. Meaning many won’t just be out of business but will owe millions to the recording industry.

About Brett

I live in Jacksonville, Florida USA where I ride my bike and run a small PC and network repair biz. I consider my self extremely lucky to earn a living doing what I love. I have been earning my living in this way for several years. Alas, my personality doesn’t allow me to rest on the successes of my past. Entrepreneurs are cursed that way. I started SpyandSeek while still in college but never finished it. (slight ADD another curse.) After a two years in the PC trade I decided it was time to finish what I started and so SpyandSeek was born. SpyandSeek has analyzed thousands of HijackThis logs from around the world since it’s launch in late 2005. It still amazes me how a tiny site like mine can touch so many far off places.

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