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From: "Dismuke" <[log in to unmask]>
> > From Karl Miller: ...would it be possible, within
> > the guidelines of the
> > law, for there to be a non-profit organization
> > which would list all of the
> > musicians/groups/labels that want to opt out of the
> > payment scheme and could
> > be aired over the net for free?..."
> If such an organization existed - along with any other
> organization that copyright holders might want to form
> to charge something more than free but less than the
> utterly absurd and above market rate that
> RIAA/SoundExchange charges - then I would have no
> problem with any statutory rates being set VERY high.
Simple, then! Move your digital operation...your personal self...
or both thereof...up here to Canada! Unless/until RIAA, et al, can
get the laws changed, every sound record fixed before midnight on
12/31/56 is now in the public domain!
Steven C. Barr