Senator John Edwards: What Do You Say About Saving Internet Radio?


I read over at Jack Bog’s blog that Senator John Edwards is most likely coming to Portland for a presidential campaign visit. He’ll be here on May 2. A group of us from the Podcast Hotel have been actively trying to get Edwards to make a statement about saving Internet radio.

Internet radio is facing quite a blow. The federal Copyright Royalties Board has just tripled the rates. They go into effect May 15. Small webcasters would be pretty much out of business as would free music services like Pandora. But Congress could act before the deadline. A number of efforts are underway. You may sign a petition at Save Net Radio.

You may also sign up for twitter. Add Podcast Hotel as a friend and start twittering, asking Sen. Edwards to say something about this important issue.

Signing petitions and contacting your elected representatives help a ton. But a presidential candidate can play a part, too. So, Senator Edwards – what do you have to say about saving Internet radio? I love my happy ears. Do you?

1 Comment so far

  1. Ken (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 7:11 am

    It is fair that copyright owners — creators — get a fair fee for their work. Radio stations don’t have a right to violate copyright just because they’re on the Internet — they have to pay what’s asked.

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